Chicken & Cashew Nut Stir Fry

Notes: Feeds 4. Short cooking time, so prepare ingredients and cook rice beforehand.


  • 3 oz (75g) cashew nuts
  • 1 red pepper, seeds removed, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 lb skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into thin finger-length strips
  • 3 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry (you can drink the rest of the bottle - it would be a crime to waste it)
  • 3 tbsp hoi-sin sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 5-6 spring onions, green part only, cut into 1-inch lengths


  1. Heat wok/frying pan until hot (medium heat), then dry-fry cashew nuts for 1-2 minutes until brown. Remove nuts and set aside.
  2. Increase heat and add groundnut oil, then add garlic and let it sizzle for a few seconds, then add pepper and chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Add sherry and hoy sin sauce.
  4. Continue to fry until chicken is tender and all the ingredients are evenly glazed.
  5. Stir in the sesame oil, cashews and spring onions.
  6. Serve immediately (with boiled rice).

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