Springfield Style Cashew Chicken II


This variation is famous in Springfield, Missouri, and may be the only way it is prepared there. When I'm not there, I can't find this dish prepared this way anywhere else.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 4 cups water

  • 8 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 4 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 ⅓ tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce

  • ½ pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup cashew halves

  • ¼ cup chopped green onion

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. To Make Sauce: Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan; dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water. Remove 1 cup of this broth and mix with cornstarch in a small bowl, then return mixture to saucepan and let thicken. Stir in sugar, oyster sauce and soy sauce; cover, remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. To Make Chicken Nuggets: In a shallow dish or bowl, flour cubed chicken well and let stand in flour for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, beat egg, milk, salt and pepper together. Remove chicken from flour, dip in egg mixture, roll in flour again and deep fry in a large skillet or deep fryer until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Place prepared chicken nuggets on a platter; heat sauce over low heat to heat through, then pour over chicken. Sprinkle cashew halves and green onion on top and serve.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1337 Calories
121g Fat
44g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 121g 155%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 3294mg 143%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 389mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.