Springfield Style Cashew Chicken I

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This is Cashew Chicken in the style first served in Springfield, Missouri in the 1960's. It involves deep frying the chicken pieces in peanut oil. 'Show Me' state Cashew Chicken!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch, divided

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups peanut oil for frying

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion for topping

  • 2 cups cashew halves

Directions

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces. In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch. In another dish or bowl beat the eggs. Dip chicken pieces into flour mixture, then eggs, then flour mixture again. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet and deep fry coated chicken in hot oil for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  2. Meanwhile (while frying chicken), heat broth to boiling in a medium saucepan. Add oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce and white pepper. Mix remaining 4 tablespoons cornstarch with a small amount of cold water in a cup. Stir cornstarch mixture slowly into broth mixture to thicken, then cook for another 5 minutes over medium-low heat.

  3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Heat cashew nuts and chopped green onions in preheated oven for about 5 minutes. Pour sauce over fried chicken and top with cashews and green onion. Serve with soy sauce to taste over a bed of fried rice, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

652 Calories
34g Fat
56g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 652
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 1127mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 500mg 11%

* 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.

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