Crispy Cashew Chicken

Crispy Cashew Chicken

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 55 min
  • Serving: Makes about 32 Pieces

Tender strips of stir-fried chicken coated with crunchy roasted cashews; a fantastic passed appetizer and a sure family favorite.


  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 cups peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1-1/4 cups finely chopped cashew nuts
  • 2 whole skinless and boneless chicken breasts, sliced in strips


  1. Combine the cornstarch, salt, sugar and sherry in a small bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg white lightly with a fork. Slowly add in the cornstarch mixture, stirring gently until mixed.
  3. Cut a large piece of wax paper. Set aside on a counter-top.
  4. Empty the cashews onto a pie plate. Dip each chicken strip into the egg mixture and then dredge in cashews, pushing down so nuts adhere. Place on sheet of waxed paper.
  5. Pour the oil into a wok or a large sauté pan, and heat on medium-high. Carefully place 5 pieces of chicken into the hot oil; fry until golden, about 3 minutes.
  6. Remove the cooked chicken and place on a serving dish. Serve with a sweet and sour dipping sauce.


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