How to make Cashew Chicken -

Rich chicken preparation cooked with cashewnuts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cashewnuts (काजू), Boneless chicken breast (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Cashew Chicken

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Cashew Chicken Recipe

  • Cashewnuts roasted 1/2 cup

  • Boneless chicken breast 4

  • Onion 4 medium

  • Dry red chilies 4-5

  • Garlic 10-12 cloves

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Red capsicums 1/2

  • Oyster sauce 3 teaspoon

  • Dark soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Cut onions into large chunks and separate layers. Chop red chillies and garlic coarsely in a chopper.

Step 2

Heat 2 tsps oil in a non-stick wok, add onions and sauté. Cut red capsicum into ½ inch pieces and add.

Step 3

Add cashewnuts and toss. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and set aside.

Step 4

Heat 2 tsps oil in the non-stick wok. Cut chicken into ½ inch pieces and add.

Step 5

Sauté on high heat for 2-3 minutes, tossing frequently so that they get cooked evenly all over.

Step 6

Add chilli-garlic mixture and toss. Add oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and salt and mix.

Step 7

Cook for 2 minutes. Mix cornflour in ¼ cup water and add to the wok and mix well.

Step 8

Add the onions-red capsicum-cashewnut mixture and mix. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.