December Recipe Series: Cashew Chicken with Red Palm Oil

Published on: December 22, 2023

Embark on a culinary adventure with our Cashew Chicken recipe, elevated with the rich, nutty essence of red palm oil. This dish not only tantalizes your taste buds with its unique blend of flavors but also offers a glimpse into the diverse culinary practices where red palm oil is a staple. Perfect for both special occasions and everyday meals, this recipe is a delightful fusion of nourishment and taste. 


  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces 
  • 1 cup roasted cashews 
  • 2 tablespoons red palm oil 
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced 
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced 
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, mixed with 2 tablespoons water 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • Optional: Chopped spring onions and sesame seeds for garnish

Preparation Guide:

  1. Heat the red palm oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. 
  2. Add the chicken pieces and cook until they are browned and cooked through. 
  3. Remove the chicken and set it aside. 
  4. In the same skillet, add the garlic and onions, sautéing until the onions are translucent. 
  5. Add the bell peppers and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until they are slightly softened. 
  6. Return the chicken to the skillet and add soy sauce and oyster sauce. 
  7. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook until the sauce thickens. 
  8. Add the roasted cashews, stir to combine, and cook for another minute. 
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 


Serve this savory Cashew Chicken with steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with chopped spring onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added flavor and a touch of elegance. This dish pairs wonderfully with a crisp, green salad or stir-fried vegetables for a complete and balanced meal. 

Nutritional Information:

This Cashew Chicken with Red Palm Oil is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Red palm oil is rich in vitamins A and E, while cashews provide healthy fats and protein. Each serving offers a balanced combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fats, making it an ideal choice for a fulfilling meal. 

Variations and Tips:

  • For a vegetarian version, replace chicken with tofu or a mix of your favorite vegetables. 
  • If you prefer a bit of heat, add a dash of chili flakes or sliced fresh chilies with the bell peppers. 
  • You can use unsalted cashews and roast them lightly in a pan for a fresher taste.

This Cashew Chicken with Red Palm Oil recipe is a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients coming together to create a flavorful and wholesome meal. We hope you enjoy the rich flavors and nutritional benefits this dish has to offer. Don’t forget to share your cooking experience with us! 

At Palm Done Right, we’re passionate about bringing you the finest quality, sustainably sourced red palm oil. Our commitment to ethical practices ensures that every drop of oil enriches not just your meals, but also the lives of our farmers and the environment. 

Dive into a world of vibrant flavors and numerous health benefits with our red palm oil. Whether you’re a home cook, a professional chef, or someone who cares deeply about sustainability, our red palm oil is the perfect addition to your pantry. 

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