Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts Recipe (สูตรทำไก่ผัดเม็ดมะม่วงหิมพานต์; gai phat met mamuang himmaphan)

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By: Hanuman

Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts Recipe สูตรทำไก่ผัดเม็ดมะม่วงหิมพานต์; gai phat met mamuang himmaphan

This is the Thai take on a dish that can probably be found at any Asian hole-in-the-wall eatery in the west. The soft, moist chicken meets the warm crunch of freshly toasted cashew nuts or, as they are called in Thai, the ‘mangoes of the high forests of India’.

The dish captures the eye with its vivid color – It is beautiful!  It is bright! It is happy! – and it fits well within the comfort zone of most westerners. It is not surprising that this dish has made its way to the top of the charts, consistently ranked among the top ten tastiest Thai dishes served abroad.

So, seek no more: here it is – the authentic recipe for Thai ‘Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts’.

Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts (สูตรทำไก่ผัดเม็ดมะม่วงหิมพานต์ ; gai phat met mamuang himmaphan)
Hanuman from Thaifoodmaster
The dish captures the eye with its vivid color – It is beautiful! It is bright! It is happy! - and it fits well within the comfort zone of most westerners. It is not surprising that this dish has made its way to the top of the charts, consistently ranked among the top ten tastiest Thai dishes served abroad.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 200 gr chicken breast cut into bite-size cubes
  • 1 tablespoon cassava flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup natural taste cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic crushed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions sliced into thin wedges
  • 1/3 cup dried red long chili (phrik chee fa) (พริกชี้ฟ้าแห้ง) fried and cut into 2.5 cm (1″) pieces
  • 1/2 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1/3 cup fresh red long chili (phrik chee fa) (พริกชี้ฟ้าแดง) thinly julienned
  • 1/3 cup fresh banana chili (phrik yuak) (พริกหยวก) cut into thin long strips
  • 1/3 cup spring onions cut into 2.5 (1″) cm strips

Season with:

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch granulated sugar (น้ำตาลทราย)
  • 3 tablespoons stock or water

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the seasoning ingredients. Set aside.
  • Fry the cashew nuts until light golden; set them aside on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

  • Fry the dried chilies until shiny and crispy; set aside on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  • Roll the chicken cubes in flour. Remove any excess flour, and deep fry the chicken on medium-high heat until it turns light golden. Set the chicken aside on paper towels to absorb excess oil.



  • Julienne the long red peppers, and cut both the onion and the green banana pepper into thin slices. Set aside.
  • Wipe the wok clean with a paper towel, and place it back on the heat. Add about 1/2 tablespoon of oil and the garlic, and stir fry quickly until fragrant; do not allow the garlic to brown.
  • Add the sliced yellow onions, and stir fry until they become translucent.
  • Add the fried chicken, along with the fried cashew nuts and fried dry chilies.
  • Add the seasoning sauce and stir fry until it thickens : toss all the ingredients together until everything is evenly coated with the sauce.

  • Add spring onions and fresh chilies and stir fry; mix.
  • Serve.
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21 comments… add one
  • Avatar Therawat Mar 23, 2010, 5:37 pm

    น่าทานมากๆ รายการฉันรักเมืองไทยสนใจจะสัมภาษณ์คุณ Hanuman กรุณาติดต่อกลับมาที่ E-mail ผมนะครับ หรือโทรมาได้ที่ [email masked]

  • Avatar pumpkin&blackbeauty Mar 23, 2010, 10:15 pm

    ขอติดตามเป็นแฟนรายการเอ๊ย…เป็นแฟนเว็บด้วยคนนะคะ

  • Avatar Ann Mar 27, 2010, 10:17 am

    Thank you for sharing your recipe. I saw the photo on Tastespotting and decided to make it for dinner tonight. Delicious. I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes. I highlighted your recipe and blog on this week’s Saturday Blog Showcase.

  • Avatar Ann Mar 29, 2010, 8:51 pm

    I made this dish for dinner Friday night. Very good. Thank you.
    ~Ann~

  • Avatar zosspro Apr 18, 2010, 3:16 pm

    ผมดูรายการบนทีวีผมก็คนนึงที่เป็นคนไทยชื่นชอบคุณมากๆครับ ผมก็รักเมืองไทยเช่น คุณครับ

  • Avatar mameeja Apr 18, 2010, 4:55 pm

    ได้ดูรายการ “ฉันรักเมืองไทย” แล้วรู้สึกดีมาก ๆ เลยค่ะ คุณเป็นคนน่ารักมาก รู้สึกขอบคุณมากที่คุณรักเมืองไทย
    รักอาหารไทยค่ะ

  • Avatar danail555 Apr 18, 2010, 6:24 pm

    SO GooD”””
    “””Thank For THAI……
    kob kun kap …..

  • Avatar chompoomeaw Apr 19, 2010, 8:55 am

    คุณหนุมานทำอาหารไทยได้น่าทานมากค่ะเก่งอีกด้วย ดูรายการฉันรักเมืองไทยแล้วชื่นชมคุณมากค่ะ

  • Avatar Maiya Apr 19, 2010, 11:39 am

    ดูรายการฉันรักเมืองไทยแล้ว ประทับใจคุณหนุมาน มากๆๆ ในความรักที่คุณมีให้กับประเทศไทย คนไทย วัฒนธรรมไทย และอาหารไทย

  • Avatar Jeab Apr 19, 2010, 4:56 pm

    Dear P’Hanuman

    After watching ” I love Thailand ” during Songkran Festival, I was inspired by your passion and Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts is gonna be my first dish.

    Definitely, I am becoming your fan of Thaifoodmaster.com.

    Cheer

  • Avatar Amitra Apr 21, 2010, 12:03 pm

    I know about you from “ฉันรักเมืองไทย” after that i am one of “Thaifoodmaster.com fanclub
    I so proud of you, all recipes very good picture , about the cooking step i try to understand (have some dont understand) such as i just to know Black Fungus ,itn’t Mashroom…oh Mr. Hanuman I love it…love all of your recipes, love for you love thailand, love what you do.
    well i will try to improve my cooking skill of course try to learning english skill language here, then I’ll cook thai receipes to my family and my BF (Australian) and i hope he will love thai food like you.

    Thank you ka
    Amitra

  • Avatar ปุ่น Apr 22, 2010, 1:53 am

    รายการนี้มีใครเอามาลงยูทูปป่าวคะ อยากดูอ่ะค่ะ ชื่นชมคนรักเมืองไทย

  • Avatar lostcat Oct 8, 2011, 3:17 pm

    หายหน้าหายตาไปนานมากเลยค่ะ ช่วงนี้ยุ่งอยู่หรือเปล่าค่ะ

    • Avatar Hanuman Oct 14, 2011, 11:04 am

      still here…;-). coming back soon, as soon as the floods subside…

  • Avatar chantima Mar 16, 2012, 7:49 am

    thank you for a very clearly recipe ka.

  • Avatar Steve Mar 28, 2015, 6:58 pm

    Hi hanuman,

    Good recipe,just made it a few minutes ago but forgot the garlic so the taste could have been a bit more yummy,never mind.
    Thanks

  • Avatar Hema Jan 15, 2016, 1:00 am

    Hi Hanuman, I have tried many a times your cashew chicken recipe… They are simply delicious, simple, elegant, spicy & tasty..I love them. If you have eggplant chicken recipe with blackbean sauce please post it.

    • Avatar Hanuman Jan 16, 2016, 10:45 pm

      blackbean sauce is not difficult to prepare:
      Wash the blacbeans and set aside
      Fry 4-6 cloves Garlic, 2 slices Ginger and 2 spring onions,
      Pour the oil, garlic, ginger and onions over washed black beans.
      Steam for about 1-3 hours.
      when done, let cool and chop everything together. you are ready to stir fry your eggplants and chicken !
      enjoy

  • Avatar Gordon Thorpe Apr 12, 2016, 3:17 pm

    Made this meal for friends after my return from Bangkok, and its lovely restaurants and night markets, it turned out great and enjoyed by all.

  • Avatar Sam Jan 28, 2019, 11:29 am

    I make a similar version to this but I’ll have to try this recipe. Quick question, is there any reason why you fry dried chilies instead of fresh?

    • Avatar Hanuman Feb 22, 2019, 7:25 am

      dried chilies are used, frying it makes them crispy

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