One of my favorite countries to travel is Thailand. I love the friendly people, the stunning and variable landscapes and the terrific food. In the north of Thailand, in Chiang Mai, I was fortunate to participate in a great cooking course held by a wonderful Thai cook. Today I would like to share one of my favorite Thai dishes with you because it is so easy to make, healthy and soooo good.
CHICKEN WITH CASHEW NUTS
400 g chicken breast, cut into bite size stripes
4 Tbsp sweet chili paste
1 small hot chili
1 large onion, cut into wedges
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
4 Tbsp sesame oil
1 cup chicken soup
200 g green beans, frozen (optional)
2 green onions (scallops)
100 g cashew nuts
In a large wok heat the oil and fry onion, garlic and chili. Add the chicken and fry until half done. Add the chili paste and fry for a few minutes. Add soup (and green beans) and let simmer for about 5 minutes until chicken is done. If it gets too dry add more soup. Add cashew nuts and simmer for about 2 minutes. Nuts should still be crunchy in the middle. Add salt to taste. Serve with basmati rice. Done!