The tender chicken with crunchy cashews and green peppers will give this dish a distinct taste.
I tasted cashew chicken in several Indian restaurants and Chinese restaurants but it took me couple of trials to get the ingredients and taste that everyone enjoyed. So, here is the recipe...
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Skinless and boneless chicken: 750gms
Onion : 1 large cubed
Green Pepper/Capsicum: 1 large cubed
Garlic: 4 cloves minced
Cashews : 1/2 cup
Soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
Ground pepper: 1 teaspoon
Sugar : 1/2 teaspoon
Chili garlic paste: 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Cilantro/coriander leaves: For garnish
Heat oil in a wok or a wide pan and add chicken, salt and pepper. Sauté on high heat for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is tender and cooked completely.
Add cashews and sauté for 1 minute. Add onions, garlic and green peppers and sauté for 3 minutes. Add chili garlic paste, soy sauce and sugar. Mix well and sauté for 1 minute. Add cilantro, mix well and turn off the stove.
Serve hot with fried rice, white rice or as an appetizer.