This easy black pepper garlic chicken comes together fast. It is an easy Thai-style dish that can be enjoyed over and over!
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
Black pepper to taste but I use at least 10 healthy grinds from my pepper grinder
2 T canola or peanut oil
1/3 c cashews or macadamias
1 small onion, sliced
3 to 6 minced garlic cloves
1 t chili paste with garlic
3 green onions cut on the diagonal in 1″ pieces
4 t fish sauce
1 T dark soy sauce
1 t brown sugar
Cilantro for garnish
1 fresh red Fresno chile, sliced thinly
Slice the chicken into thin slices and mix with the black pepper.
Combine the fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and chili paste. Stir and set aside.
Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.
Add the rough chopped nuts if using and cook while stirring until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add sliced onion and garlic to wok and stir fry about three minutes. Add chicken slices or pieces and stir until chicken is opaque-2 to 3 minutes. Add in scallions and sauce and stir another minute.
Add back toasted nuts if using. Top with cilantro and serve with Jasmine rice and stir fried veggies!
For more authentic flavor try to use Thai fish sauce and Thai soy sauce.
Keywords: thai garlic chicken