Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Green chilli chicken

I decided it was high time I experimented again in the kitchen and spotted some green chilli that needed used up and had some chicken and several other things on hand so I threw together this tasty little dish. Rob really loved this too but mainly because I kept the veg to myself and gave him more of the chicken.

I've sent this recipe off to Sangeeth for the Eat Healthy - Protein Rich contest.

Green chilli and cashew chicken

Serves 2


2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 green chilli, deseeded and sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
1 tsp ground ginger (I was going to use fresh but discovered I had run out and not restocked!)
Pinch of sugar
200ml chicken stock
1 tsp cornflour
Handul of cashew nuts
Handful of sliced mushrooms
Handful of broccoli
Handful of cooked sliced bamboo shoots
1 or 2 spring onions cut diagonally

1. Mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, green chilli, garlic, ginger and sugar in a bowl. Add the chicken and leave to marinade for at least 1 hour.
2. Place a wok on a medium heat and add the marinated chicken. Stir fry for 5 minutes until cooked through.
3. Add the stock, cornflour and cashew nuts and leave to simmer and reduce for 15 minutes.
4. Add the mushrooms, brocolli, bamboo shoots and spring onions and cook for 3/4 minutes.
5. Serve with rice and chopsticks..... enjoy!!!!


  1. lovely recipe ruth....you can send this to my eat healthy protein rich competion if you like....loved your recipe :)

  2. Good stuff!

    Don't you just love the combination of cashews and chicken?

  3. Yum! I love the combo of flavors you have going on here! This is a great stir fry recipe!

  4. That sounds like a true winner!

  5. Veggies with nuts are such a treat especially if you toast the nuts.

  6. Thanks Joelen! It tasted wonderful too!

    Hi Sangeeth. Thank you. I'll send you an entry now!

    Mr Orph I certainly do love cashews and chicken. One of my favourite dishes to order from the chinese takeaway!

    Thank you Paula! It's a tasty combination

    Thanks Deborah!

    Hi Giz, I love toasting the nuts for with veggies, but also love them going slightly soft too!

  7. yum chicken & cashews, you can't go wrong! looks great :-)

  8. You definitely can't go wrong with it Dell!

  9. I'm drooling here over your chicken dish at 9 o'clock in the morning...what to do? what to do ;)

  10. You're funny Lore! Thanks for your sweet comment.

  11. Looks good, tastes even better! My kids are pretty enthusiastic about broccoli and I've started trying to persuade them to eat this:



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