Cashew Crusted Chicken
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Cashew Crusted Chicken


"Chicken breasts dipped in an apricot/mustard sauce, then rolled in chopped cashew nuts for a wonderfully tangy, crunchy and easy baked chicken dish. This recipe will satisfy anyone!"


40 m servings 547 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 547 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 68.7g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 687 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine the preserves, mustard and curry powder in a large skillet and heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until preserves are completely melted and smooth.
  3. Place cashews in a shallow dish or bowl. Dip chicken breasts in skillet sauce, then roll in nuts to coat and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 to 30 minutes. Boil any remaining sauce and serve on the side with the baked chicken.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 245 Ratings


My husband and I really liked this chicken. Things I did to make it better were... Chopped the cashews finely in the food processor, so they were fine enough to stick to the chicken. Pounded th...

Great tasty, easy recipe! Some other reviewers thought that there wasn't enough taste. I found that you have to pour the extra sauce over the chicken before serving, and that adds the taste yo...

While this wasn't "bad," my company & I all thought the "pistachio chicken" and "bourbon pecan chicken" from this site were both 10x better ...and a better choice of nut w/chicken. I highly rec...

We loved this recipe! Thanks Brennan! The meat was moist and flavorful, and the presentation was beautiful. I plan on making this for dinner guests!

Just tried this recipe, and it is to die for! Even with boneless chicken,however, this recipe requires a full 45 minutes to bake. Yum!

Outstanding! I wasn't sure how I would like this, just, cooking chicken in apricot preserves sounded a bit to sweet for my taste. But, it tastes a lot better than the ingredients sounded in my h...

This recipie was fairly simple although the chicken was not quite as yummy as I had hoped. I was surprised by how little of the cashews you could actually taste. I used raw cashews so I may tr...

GREAT recipe - and so easy! I cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, which cut the baking time to 25-30 minutes. Also added dried Chinese chili peppers to add a "zing" and make it more Asian....

This was so easy to make and my boyfriend ate everyhting in one sitting...It was that make cleaning easier i lined the cooking pan with foil..