Cantonese Cashew Chicken

A chicken and cashew Cantonese combination

Submitted by Michelle Sandery

Cantonese Cashew Chicken

A chicken and cashew Cantonese combination
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 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


  • Although 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.
  • Step 1:
  • In a large snap lock bag place: chicken, corn starch and salt and pepper
  • While in bag, shake the chicken cubes until coated with the mixture.
  • Step 2:
  • Place the chicken into a hot saucepan and lightly brown.
  • Step 3:
  • While chicken is browning, prepare the sauce by combining the following ingredients in a measuring jug:
  • Soy sauce, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, garlic or garlic flakes, ginger
  • *I find a fork works better than a spoon at combining the different sauces together*
  • Step 4:
  • Once chicken is browned, add to slow cooker and stir through with the sauce. Cook for one hour on high.
  • Step 5:
  • After 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.
  • Cook for an additional hour on high. If the chicken looks to be cooking too quickly, turn to low if need be.


  • Add stir fry vegetables for the final hour of cooking
  • Serve on rice or noodles
  • If the sauce ends up too watery, place a tea towel under the lid.

2 thoughts on “Cantonese Cashew Chicken”

  1. 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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