This is really easy. Raw cashews are available at health food stores. Using raw cashews does make a difference - there is no salt, they are much sweeter, and they are addicting as a snack!

Jan
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place crackers, cashews, and coconut in a food processor, and process until they are coarsely chopped.

  • Dip chicken in melted butter and roll in cracker mixture. Place chicken in foil lined baking dish. Any extra cracker mixture can be blended with a little of the left over butter, and gently packed on to the chicken breasts.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and serve.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; 27.4 g total fat; 98 mg cholesterol; 311 mg sodium. 14.6 g carbohydrates; 31.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2004
An absolutely wonderful recipe! I went with the sweetened coconut and salted cashews as did some others. Also since I noticed that many people seemed to have trouble getting the coating to stick I added a beaten egg to the melted butter. It worked great! I used diced chicken and served it over a bed of lettuce to make Chicken Cashew Salad. Even my somewhat-hard-to-please husband loved it. It's going to be one of our new staple recipes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/08/2003
I think the type of cracker matters! I used champagne cracked pepper - not buttery enough I guess. Maybe Ritz would have been better. The coating was too thick and crunchy and a bit dry. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2004
An absolutely wonderful recipe! I went with the sweetened coconut and salted cashews as did some others. Also since I noticed that many people seemed to have trouble getting the coating to stick I added a beaten egg to the melted butter. It worked great! I used diced chicken and served it over a bed of lettuce to make Chicken Cashew Salad. Even my somewhat-hard-to-please husband loved it. It's going to be one of our new staple recipes. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2004
An absolutely wonderful recipe! I went with the sweetened coconut and salted cashews as did some others. Also since I noticed that many people seemed to have trouble getting the coating to stick I added a beaten egg to the melted butter. It worked great! I used diced chicken and served it over a bed of lettuce to make Chicken Cashew Salad. Even my somewhat-hard-to-please husband loved it. It's going to be one of our new staple recipes. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2003
This was great. I just finished eating it with my mother and we both adored it. I know this will fast become a regular meal in our house. It was so easy to prepare and took no time at all. We had it with mashed potatoes - what a great combination. I would recommend this to anyone and I will be sharing it with all my friends. The only (very minor) downside was that the cashews were a bit expensive. We're going to try it with peanuts next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2006
This is a yummy recipe. I used smaller pieces of chicken to get more of the cashew coating per bite:) Also I marinaded the chicken in coconut milk for a couple of hours prior to cooking to bring out that coconut flavor a little more. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/08/2003
I think the type of cracker matters! I used champagne cracked pepper - not buttery enough I guess. Maybe Ritz would have been better. The coating was too thick and crunchy and a bit dry. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2010
I would give it 5 stars with the changes I made. First off I used sweetened coconut salted cashews and breadcrumbs because that is what I had on hand. Before dipping the chicken I marinated it for and hour and a half in milk with 1/2 tsp. coconut extract. Then I dipped each chicken breast in the melted butter with a beaten egg then in the cashew mixture. I omitted the salt and pepper since I was using salted cashews. It cooked beautifully and tasted great! It is one of my husband's new favorites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2006
greatest chicken ever! i used salted cashews and sweetened coconut and it turned out wonderful. ive made this several times whenever i need to impress! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2005
I ran out of ritz crackers so I substituted panko crumbs. I also used salted cashews and sweetened coconut because that's what I had. I enjoyed this but didn't love it. I think it would be better on fish than chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
This recipe is so easy and tastes great I always have Thai sweet chili sauce with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
I used raw cashews and sweet coconut. I made chicken strips so the kids could dip. They turned out great!! Read More
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