“Any problem that can be solved by money is not a problem.”

Have you ever heard of that statement? I think it’s true only when money is not a problem. However, in this world, money cannot buy certain things.

On top of my head, money cannot buy genuine relationships, wide knowledge or invaluable experiences. These three crucial parts of life are all traded with one thing that we all have equally – TIME! Money certainly cannot buy time.

Time is simply priceless.

Most of us have day jobs to do, careers to pursue, families to take care of, friends to entertain, classes to take, etc. All in all, we have a life to build or to improve constantly. To me, cooking plus eating healthy is such an important part of it. As a result, the least thing I want to do is to stand in line to pay for groceries. Time can be used on many more important things than waiting in line, right?

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Today, I am pleased to announce that Gourmet Persuasian had the honor to partner up with Instacart. If you would like to give it a shot, please use code “Persuasian” at checkout to receive $10 off for the first order + a FREE delivery.

In the meanwhile, enjoy this Thai Stir-fried Chicken With Cashew Nuts! By the way, all the ingredients required by this recipe are listed below. A simple click can get you started with this wonderful service and delicious meal in less than 2 hours. Hope you find it helpful!

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Thai Stir-fried Chicken With Cashew Nuts

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  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Thai
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An authentic Thai stir-fried chicken with loads of veggies and cashew nuts. Perfect with rice!


Units Scale
  • 8 oz chicken breast or tender, cut into bitable pieces
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup white mushroom, sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion, slice
  • 2 stems spring onion, chopped or shredded
  • 34 dried chilies or 1 red hot Jalapeńo chili pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar


  1. Heat a large skillet or sauté pan over high heat until a drop of water sizzles. Add vegetable oil and swirl.
  2. Add garlic, onion and chilies into the pan. Quickly move around with a spatula until fragrant.
  3. Place chicken in the pan. Stir fry until the chicken surface turns white (about 3 minutes).
  4. Add vegetables. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Add fish sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Spread out the sauce evenly.
  6. Turn off the heat. Stir in cashew nuts and green onion. Serve over rice.


  • Serving Size: 2

*Recipe adapted from Thai Farm Cooking School Recipe Book

About the Author

Sharon Chen is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and author of the Complete Sous Vide Cookbook. She believes food not only brings healing but also connection. As the creator of StreetSmart Kitchen, she aims to make meal prep easier than ever and help you find balance, ease, joy, and simplicity in the kitchen as you improve your well-being.