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Cashew Chicken Fried Rice

By Debdatta Mazumder

Chinese cuisine is the most favourite cuisine for most people out there. Whenever you go to any restaurants, you look for fried rice, noodles, dishes like Manchurian or Schezwan chicken, etc.

All these preparation are completely different from each other and you'll need specific ingredients to make them.

Cashew chicken fried rice - well, the name definitely sounds big, but the recipe is really very easy. It is quite clear that you are going to need cashews, chicken and rice to make this preparation.

Also Read: Hakka Chilli Chicken: Chinese Recipe

However, there are other ingredients that you will need for this recipe. Have a look at the ingredients required and the method to prepare this yummy dish.

To make your lunch or dinner special, you could try this dish. Or for those special Sunday brunch dishes, you could pick this one, the next time you're unable to decide what you need to cook. Read on.

Serves - 4

Preparation Time - 20 minutes

Cooking Time - 25 minutes


1. Chicken Breasts - 2 (cut into cubes)

2. Vegetable Oil - 5 tbsp

3. Roasted Cashews - ½ cup

4. Red Bell Pepper - 1 cup (diced)

5. Fresh Pineapple - 1½ cup (diced)

6. Green Onions - 6 (finely chopped)

7. Rice - 2½ cups (use white or brown rice)

8. Eggs - 2

9. Soy Sauce - 2 tbsp

10. White Pepper - 1 tsp

11. Green Peas - ½ cup

12. Ginger - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

13. Garlic - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

14. Lime Juice - 1 tbsp

15. Cilantro Leaves - ¼th cup (finely chopped)

16. Salt - According to taste

17. Sugar - A pinch

Also Read: Hakka Chilli Chicken: Chinese Recipe


1. Take a bowl and place chicken cubes in it. Pour soy sauce and white pepper and marinate it. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes.

2. Take a large non-stick pan and heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Now, add the chicken pieces and cook them until they lose the pink colour. When it is done, keep it aside.

3. Now, add 1 tbsp of oil into the same pan and scramble the eggs. Remove it from the pan and keep it in a bowl.

4. Add 1 tbsp oil to the pan and add pineapples and red bell peppers. Stir until the pineapple gets caramelized. Now, add green onions, peas, ginger and garlic. Cook all the ingredients well.

5. Now, empty the pan on the bowl of scrambled eggs.

6. Now, this is the time of the most important ingredient of the cashew chicken fried rice. Add 2 tbsp of oil again into the pan and toast cashewnuts well, until they turn golden brown in colour.

7. When you get an aroma of the toasted cashews, add the cooked rice into it and stir well.

8. Now, add all the vegetables and scrambled eggs into it and sprinkle salt and sugar.

9. Stir well and add the chicken pieces.

10. Mix all the ingredients vigorously and season it with some soy sauce and lime juice.

11. Remove it from the heat, place it on a plate and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Your cashew chicken fried rice is ready. Do try this recipe and give us your feedback.