Basil Chicken and Cashew Nuts

"This recipe comes from Easy Chinese cookbook by Elizabeth Chong. I will add more vegies & omit the sugar."
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  • Heat peanut oil in a pre-heated wok. Fry the cashew nuts until they are a light golden brown. Remove nuts onto absorbent paper.
  • Heat oil again in the wok. Stirfry onion and chili pepper and garlic until it is light brown.
  • Add 3/4 cup basil leaves and saute until the mixture is fragrant.
  • Add chicken slices and continue to stirfry all ingredients over moderate heat for approximately 2 minutes until the colour of the meat changes.
  • Add cashew nuts, remaining basil leaves.
  • Stir in the palm sugar, squeeze of lime or lemon and pinch of salt and sprinkle in the fish sauce.
  • Serve with rice.

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  1. Made this without the chili (just because the children dont like it) and added more veges. We loved it. I think the cashews were great in this dish and the fresh basil made this stir-fry great. We left out the fish sauce as well as I couldn't find one in the supermarket that was gluten free. We will be making this dinner again.


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