Cashew Chicken I Recipe -
Cashew Chicken I Recipe
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Cashew Chicken I

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place crackers, cashews, and coconut in a food processor, and process until they are coarsely chopped.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 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.


51 Ratings

Jul 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.

Aug 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!

Jun 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.

Sep 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!

Dec 04, 2006

I used raw cashews and sweet coconut. I made chicken strips, so the kids could dip. They turned out great!!

Jan 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.


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  • Calories
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 27.4 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 31.4 g
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 311 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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