This is another very popular chicken dish that is often seen in food blogs. It is very easy to prepare and yet so delicious! Also visually, it is a very colorful dish if green and red capsicums are added:D I didn't add them because I don't have any when I cook this dish.
For this delicious dish, I got the recipe from the Kuali online, there are many versions but I find this the easiest and I love easy recipes:D
Cashewnut Chilli Chicken (Kung Pao Chicken)
Adapted from Kuali.com by Amy Beh
250g chicken breast meat, cubed
10 dried chillies, seeded and halved
1 onion, quartered
1/2 green capsicum, cubed (I didn't add this as I do not have this)
100g cashewnuts, deep-fried
2 tbsp oil
Marinade for chicken:
1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 an egg white
1 tbsp Premium oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (omitted)
1 tsp cooking wine (I used Hua Tiao Chiew)
1/2 tsp sugar or to taste
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp water
1/2 tsp corn flour
1 tbsp water
Marinate chicken for 20-30 minutes. Shallow fry chicken until fragrant and golden. Drain and set aside.
Heat oil in a wok, fry dried chillies for 30 seconds. Add in the rest of the ingredients and the pre-fried chicken. Stir-fry briskly, then add thickening mixture. Sprinkle with a dash of sesame oil and mix in cashewnuts before dishing up to serve.
I love the cashew nuts, they add a nice crunch to the dish! so yummy!