Fried Chicken With Cashew Nuts (Gai pad med mamuang himmapan)

This popular dish, it’s a quick easy to make stir fry of chicken and vegetables seasoned with cashew nuts. This is idea as a side dish for Thai steamed Rice. The name break down as 'Gai' = chicken, 'pad' = fried, 'Med' = seed and 'Med Mamuang Himmapan' means cashew nut. In Thai its just as long a name! “Gai Pad Med Mamuang Himmapan”

  • 400 g. chicken meat
  • 100 g. fried cashew nuts
  • 3 red chillies
  • 2 red dry chillies
  • 5 stalks spring onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Rinse clean chicken, slice thinly.
  • Rinse chilli and slice on bias.
  • Wash spring onions, cut into small pieces. Peel onion, slice thinly.
  • Fry dry chillies until fragrant and cutt into 1-2 cm. leave in the small bowl.
  • Heat cooking oil in wok. Stir fry garlic until fragrant.
  • Add chicken, cashew nuts, chilli and onion. Stir fry.
  • Season with light soy sauce, oyster sauce, and salt.
  • Stir fry to mix well.
  • Transfer to a serving dish with fried cutt chillies on top.


    Sophie said… the vibrant colors of this delicious classic!
    Garden of Eden said…
    Tan, happy valentine's day
    Sounds like a delicious simple dish! Wish I'd seen your post earlier when I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner.
    Sweetiepie said…
    Yummy!I love this dish.I am gonna try this tonight.