Springfield Style Cashew Chicken II

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 prepared this way anywhere else."

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 365 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.5g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 23 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 3286 mg
  • 131%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
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  1. 47 Ratings

Perri Pender

Having grown up in Springfield, the home of every type of chinese cuisine,(every business that goes under a new chinese place is born) THIS IS EXCELLENT!!! I have used a recipe for years but the sauce was not the right stuff! This one is!!! The recipe does not specify but you should fry the chicken pieces in peanut oil. Thanks Brad, this one is a keeper!!!!!


Brad, thanks so much for this recipe. My 3 sisters and I have been working on a good recipe for cashew chicken after eating it weekly for 15 years or so I miss it and have to travel home to get it at least once a year. And Mexican Villa too. haha We were using way too much oyster sauce yours is right on. You would think people would realize it is supposed to be salty hence the 8 b. cubes, soy sauce and oyster sauce. Thanks again.


Thank you Brad!!! I initially thought it was a bit too salty, so I have left all of the actual salt out of the recipt ... there is enough Soy & Oyster sauce sodium for me.