Sandy’s Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

This quick and easy recipe is a great way to use cooked chicken from the freezer (for more on this way of cutting down prep time, see the Menus4Moms Primer: Cooking for the Freezer). If you use bulk cooked chicken, prep is minimal and since everything is already cooked, it only takes 20-25 minutes from start to finish. The recipe is featured in both the Busy Mom Menu and the Frugal Mom Menu.

Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe


Sandy’s Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 cups chicken, cubed and sautéed
  • 1 onion, chopped and sautéed
  • 1 (4 oz.) jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup cashew nuts (chopped or whole)
  • 1 can chow mien noodles, separated


Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, mix together cooked chicken, sautéed onion, drained red peppers, soup, water, nuts, and ½ can of chow mien noodles. Pour mixture into lightly greased casserole dish. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining ½ can of chow mien noodles over the top and continue baking for 5 more minutes. Serve over rice.

  • Method: Oven

Keywords: oven, chicken, quick and easy

Easy Cashew Chicken Recipe

About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.


  1. Not as much flavor as I would like, rather bland.

    • Thanks for the feedback. It’s been awhile since I have made this (it was something my mom made a lot and she doesn’t like heavy seasonings), so I will give it another try and see what might need to be added.

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