Cantonese Cashew Chicken


April 27, 2017

Cantonese Cashew Chicken 0 0 5 0

A chicken and cashew Cantonese combination

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • 20 mins

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: Serves 3


2 large diced chicken breasts

5 teaspoons of cornflour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

1 cup of soy sauce

8 tablespoons of ketchup

4 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce

2 teaspoons of garlic flakes or minced garlic

1 teaspoon of minced ginger

75 grams of cashew nuts


1Although this is a slow cooker recipe, I choose to bread and brown the chicken before putting the chicken in the slow cooker. It doesn't add too much additional prep time, as I brown the chicken while making the sauce.

2Step 1:

3In a large snap lock bag place: chicken, corn starch and salt and pepper

4While in bag, shake the chicken cubes until coated with the mixture.

5Step 2:

6Place the chicken into a hot saucepan and lightly brown.

7Step 3:

8While chicken is browning, prepare the sauce by combining the following ingredients in a measuring jug:

9Soy sauce, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, garlic or garlic flakes, ginger

10*I find a fork works better than a spoon at combining the different sauces together*

11Step 4:

12Once chicken is browned, add to slow cooker and stir through with the sauce. Cook for one hour on high.

13Step 5:

14After hour, add 75 grams of cashews. I choose a particular brand of cashew nut from Aldi as they are already seasoned with salt and pepper and add to the taste.

15Cook for an additional hour on high. If the chicken looks to be cooking too quickly, turn to low if need be.


1Add stir fry vegetables for the final hour of cooking

2Serve on rice or noodles

3If the sauce ends up too watery, place a tea towel under the lid.

Submitted by Michelle Sandery


2 Reviews

It doesn’t sound like a slow cooked recipe if it’s fried I’m afraid 🙂

kendra butler

June 16, 2018

Im looking for a cashew chicken we had in our home town…the resturante was called ,Fortune…their cashew chicken was not tempura. fried but egg and flour fried…extra crunchy…served over shaved lettus with a white sauce…it was to die for…please help me find this …

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