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Cashew Chicken Recipe

Cashew Chicken
A Chinese-American dish that is growing in popularity is Cashew Chicken. This dish actually originated in the United States in Springfield, Missouri. Cashew Chicken can be found at many Chinese buffets across the country. This recipe for Cashew chicken consists of fried chicken bits with cashews and vegetables in a delicious oyster sauce. I have been using a lot of oyster sauce lately; it is truly becoming an addiction. It has to be one of my favorites Asian sauces. This recipe differs from others and those at the buffets because the chicken is breaded and then deep fried leaving the chicken pieces nice and crispy. The vegetables I added were green peppers, onions, and scallions, but you could also add some sliced mushrooms as well if you want. Cashew Chicken is best served on top of white rice. Enjoy.
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Cashew Chicken Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1” chunks)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch (divided)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • oil (for frying)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large green pepper (sliced)
  • 1 large onion  (sliced)
  • 2 cups cashews
  • 1/3 cup green onions (chopped)


  1. In a bowl mix flour, baking soda and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. In another bowl beat the eggs. Dip chicken pieces first then the flour mixture, then in the egg mixture and then again in the flour mixture.
  2. Fry in oil in a wok or in a deep fryer at 350 degrees in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Heat a tiny bit of oil in the wok and stir fry green pepper and onions for 2-3 minutes. Remove from wok and set aside.
  4. To make the sauce- in a bowl mix chicken broth, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, pepper, and 4 tablespoons of cornstarch.
  5. Pour sauce into the wok and cook over medium heat stirring until well blended and sauce thickens. In a bowl pour sauce over chicken pieces, add green peppers and onions. Mix well and garnish with cashews and green onions. Serve with white rice.

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Recipe rating


Sunday 15th of January 2012

Really good. I found the sauce to be just a touch salty, but still amazingly tastey. I substituted different veggies (sugar snap peas and celery). Will definitely make it again, thanks much


Wednesday 24th of March 2010

I've been looking for a cashew chicken recipe that had the deep fried chicken for a while now. I had one in a cook book but it was lost in a flood. I too am trying to duplicate a restaurant in Pensacola, Fl by the name of House of Chong. They have the only Chinese food I like. All the others are too spicy for me. They use celery and onions in theirs. It's great. Thank you.


Thursday 15th of October 2009

Haha, Bobby... If you look up I originally asked about this recipe awhile ago. Now, nearly a year later, I made this recipe, haha. It was excellent! It was very tasteful. I'd like to add that (for me, anyway), it was a pain in the rear for preparation, double dipping 2lbs of chicken can be painstaking. I actually had my girlfriend assist me to speed up the process a bit. I'll probably only make this on certain occasions, its wonderful, just a bit of preparation.


Monday 1st of June 2009

I'm originaly from Springfield Mo.On are way to vo-tech school my friends and I used to stop and get cashew chicken at a little place that I believe was on commerical street. I can't remember then name of the place but my friends mother worked there. I've long sence moved away and have looked far and wide for the same cashew chicken, with no luck! I hope this is the same recipe because I really miss it! Can't wait to try it!!


Sunday 10th of May 2009

I bread my chicken with egg mixture and flour, put it on top of my rice and pour my sauce on top. Add my green onion and cashews (salted). I do the sauce alittle different. I use 2 cups chicken brooth, 1 T sugar, 2 T soy sauce & 2 T oyster sauce & 2 T corn strach mix it in sauce pan bring to a boil. It is very good, I've made thia several times.