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
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 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

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

    • Mary Ann (Menus4Moms) says

      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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