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
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

424.9 calories; 31.4 g protein; 14.6 g carbohydrates; 97.6 mg cholesterol; 311.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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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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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 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: 5 stars
01/15/2010
Thank you for this recipe! I added the egg to the melted butter as another reviewer recommended and the coating stuck nicely. The beauty of this recipe is in it's simplicity and flexibility. It is delicious "as is" but I intend on playing around with it possibly adding some Allspice or honey or cocoa. I haven't given the highest rankings to many of dishes on Allrecipes.com but this is a clear exception. 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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