This may sound like a lot of garlic, but the end result is delicious. This is my favorite chicken recipe as it is so easy and full of wonderful Thai flavours. Cook this in a ridged grill pan and serve with green ginger rice and fiery corn.
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a deep glass bowl
Put the chicken pieces in the bowl, making sure to coat each piece thoroughly and press into gashes
Cover and leave the chicken in the marinade at least 2 hours; mix it around at some point during this time using 2 forks
Next cook the chicken with the cashews and mushrooms in a foil-lined oven pan at the top of a hot oven (250c) for 20-30 minutes, or grill/broil it, or cook on the BBQ at medium heat for 15-20 minutes until cooked through
Keep basted with the marinade while cooking
Serve with buttered rice, perhaps some wild rice mixed in, along with fresh greens and a salad