Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dried Chilli Chicken with Cashew Nuts....



Dried chillis are not limited to making sambals and curries. It can be stir fry with other meat dishes to give a distinctive taste to the dish adding some pungent spicyness to it different from that of fresh chillis. Here is a dish which I cook recently using lots of dried chillis .....a favorite of my boys..........

Ingredients:

2 whole chicken thighs - deboned and cubed

10 - 15 dried chillis - wash and drained

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Minced garlic and ginger juice...............

Dried chillis, washed and drained.................


Chicken meat marinated with seasoning ingredients.....


Seasoning ingredients:


1 tbsp light soya sauce

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tsp ginger juice

1 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp water

1 tsp cornflour

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1 1/2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp minced garlic

15 -20 cashew nuts - roasted

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Roasted cashew nuts.....................

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Sauce ingredients - combined

1/2 tbsp light soya sauce

1/2 tsp dark soya sauce

1 tsp Worchestershire sauce

1/2 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp sugar

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Method:


Lightly pound the chicken meat with the back of a cleaver and marinate it with the above seasoning ingredients for about 30 mins. Heat oil in pan and stir fry garlic til fragrant. Add in dried chillis and fry for 30 seconds under medium heat. Put in the marinated chicken and fry til the meat changes colour. Pour in the combined sauces stir frying it to mix well for another 2 mins. Lastly stir in the cashew nuts and serve hot with white rice.



12 comments:

Kok said...

sweetjasmine,
Looking at the photo, I find that the dish is a tad dry. Is it meant to be like that? I prefer dish covered with a bit of sauce. Maybe you can add a bit of starch (corn flour) to make little bit of thick sauce. Anyway, that's just my suggestion. Maybe it doesn't taste nice that way. Haha!:P

Little Corner of Mine said...

This is one of my favorite dish to cook. I like the kong pao chicken here, it tastes better than the one serve in the States.

Sweet Jasmine said...

Kok - This pic looks dry but it taste otherwise...the meat is soft, juicy and tender(due to the marinate) with the sweet peppery taste of dried chillis. You can add some cornflour thickening or water to make it watery if you like it with some sauce. But my boys love it this way with not much sauce so the cashew nuts will stay crunchy....

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - Its good of you to taste all yr favorite food before going back .....

New Kid on the Blog said...

will you consider to have your own restaurant? ;P

Beachlover said...

Look good especially the dry chillie..It's another version of kong po chicken?.

Sweet Jasmine said...

new kid on the blog - do you want to be my partner..? *wink*

Sweet Jasmine said...

beachlover - yeah, its my version of kung po...there are other versions like using wet sauces and chilli pepper...

lambieyong said...

This look good..hmmmm...tomorrow ask my mum to get the ingredients and i will cook for her tomorrow night. Got any more recipes??

Sweet Jasmine said...

lambiyong - wow,..so eager to cook this dish already..? let me know it comes out for you...see more of my recipes on my past posting on food..happy cooking.

Kess & Her Mama said...

One of my fav comfort food!

Gourment Cashew Nuts said...

Thanks for sharing your tasty post. The simple techniques produce a delightful Thai style dish.