Cashew Chicken

You will need: Cashews, sweet peppers, 2lbs of boneless chicken, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger paste, minced garlic, maggi seasoning mix, cornstarch, vegetable or coconut oil, 5 scallions, black pepper


  • Take 2 pounds of boneless chicken and cut in medium size pieces
  • Mix the chicken with 1 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • Season with black pepper
  • Mix it in well and set aside for 15 minutes
  • Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the marinated chicken
  • Give it a good mix to ensure that the chicken is evenly coated with cornstarch
  • The chicken pieces will be a bit sticky ones coded with cornstarch
  • In a frying pan and heat some coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • Add the chicken pieces to the hot oil, in batches, one piece at a time and make sure you don’t overcrowd the pan
  • Cook the chicken pieces for a minute or two on each side
  • Once the chicken is cooked and light golden in color take it out of the pan and set aside
  • Time to prepare the sauce
  • In a mixing bowl or measuring cup add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • Add 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • This is optional, it’s available add 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • Add 4 tablespoons of Hoisin sauce
  • Add 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • Add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and mix
  • Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix them in
  • Add 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • Add 1 teaspoon liquid or powder Maggi seasoning and mix
  • Now that all the prep is done it’s time to assemble the dish
  • In a walk, heat some vegetable or coconut oil
  • Add 5 scallions (The white parts only)
  • Add cut up sweet peppers
  • Sauté scallion and pepper for just a minute
  • Give the sauce a quick stir and pour it in the wok, over the veggies
  • When the sauce starts to thicken add the chicken
  • Stir the chicken in the sauce, until it’s evenly coated
  • Lastly, add the cashews
  • Mix cashews in and cook for another two minutes
  • Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top and serve
  • Enjoy!

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