Here is our Thai Chicken With Healthy Cashew Nuts Recipe! But, are cashews nuts really healthy? With their mild-nutty aroma and slightly buttery, yet crunchy consistency, cashews are one of the most popular nut varieties. But it is not only because of their taste that it is worthwhile to use the nuts more often. Although it is legally prohibited, and as a trader selling nuts, to make health-related statements about cashew nuts, we can tell you with which vital and nutritional substances the nuts convince.
Their high proportion of high-quality vegetable protein makes them a popular source of protein. With a protein content of about 18g per 100g, they are especially important for people who avoid animal products. Athletes also like to use the protein-rich kernels. They are also rich in unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Cashews are also a good source of magnesium and phosphorus. These minerals are important for muscles, nerves, teeth and bones. Due to their high content of B vitamins, cashews are often called ideal nerve food.
With almost 290mg L-tryptophan per 100g cashews are one of the best L-tryptophan suppliers. Tryptophan is an amino acid. In the body, serotonin is produced from it. This messenger substance is colloquially also called happiness hormone, because it is said to have an antidepressant and relaxing effect.
Nutrients in cashew nuts:
Calorific value 595 kcal
thereof sugar 5,9g
Vitamin content per 100g
vitamin B1 630µg
Vitamin B2 260µg
Vitamin E 782µg
Vitamin K 26µg
Mineral content per 100g
This is how you integrate cashew nuts into your diet:
To take advantage of the benefits of cashews, you can of course nibble them raw. But cashews can also be used in many other ways. You can integrate them perfectly into your morning cereal, enjoy them as a topping on salad and sprinkle them in your yoghurt. They are also popular as an ingredient in curries. Of course you can also use them to bake cakes and prepare desserts.
How about Energy Balls made from cashew nuts, for example? They are super practical, wonderfully sweet and provide new energy.
You can start with our Thai chicken with healthy cashew nuts recipe today!
Ingredients for 2 servings
300 g chicken breast
½ cup cashew nuts, unroasted, unsalted
1 small onion, diced
2 clove/s of garlic, chopped
5 large chilies, dried, cut into 1.5 cm pieces
3 spring onions, cut into 3 cm pieces
1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce (Nam Pla)
2 tsp sesame oil
3 tablespoons of water
2 cup/s of oil, for frying (e.g. peanut oil)
Preperation of the Thai chicken with healthy cashew nuts
Cut the chicken breast into pieces, drizzle with a little soy sauce and let it soak in for a few minutes, then cover with flour, not too thick.
Heat oil in a wok and fry the chicken pieces until they are light brown and crispy, then take them out and put them on kitchen paper.
Fry the raw cashew nuts on a low flame in the same oil until light brown. The oil must not be too hot, otherwise the nuts become bitter. Take them out and fry the chillies in the same oil for a few minutes without burning them.
In a bowl mix Sriracha, oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil and water.
Drain the oil from the wok to 2 tbsp. Heat the wok again and sauté the garlic briefly, then add the onions and sauté. Add the meat again, then the sauce mixture, stir a little, then add the cashew nuts, chili and spring onions and fry everything for 1 – 2 minutes.
Serve with rice.
If you want to learn about the health benefits of cashew nuts, have a look at 7 Incredible Cashew Nut Benefits: From Heart Health to Gorgeous Hair.