Springfield, Mo Cashew Chicken

90 mins (prep 60, cooking 30)
15 ingredients
4-6 servings
My grandparents lived in Joplin, MO (just down the road from Springfield) and this has always been one of my favorite comfort foods. This is very different from the cashew chicken found in Asian restaurants in the rest of the country. It has been westernized almost to the point of not being Asian at all, but has become a regional favorite. This recipe has been adapted from a recipe found on Grouprecipes.com which is said to be the original recipe from Leong's Tea House in Springfield. I'm not sure if that's true, but it's pretty close to what I grew up with. Prep time includes the resting time for the chicken. The original recipe called for 9 tsp bouillon granules, but we thought it was a bit overpowering so we decreased it slightly. It's also possible to substitute the bouillon with 3 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth.

Categories:  chicken , midwestern-u.s. , north-american , poultry , main-dish , american , meat , <-4-hours , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (397.23 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 864.29 Calories from Fat 214.92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.88g 146.93%
Saturated Fat 2.32g 46.43%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 41.4mg 55.2%
Sodium 3186.44mg 531.07%
Total Carbohydrate 125.75g 167.67%
Dietary Fiber 4.41 g 70.51%
Sugars 34.7 g %
Protein 38.09g 304.73%
Vitamin A 111.74IU% Vitamin C 3.64mg%
Calcium 1055.8mg% Iron 7.71mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boneless chicken breasts, chicken bouillon granules, oyster sauce