Springfield Mo Cashew Chicken Sauce

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Jeff Cheffro White

Cashew Chicken Sauce - Springfield MO Style

Top Review by KathyP53

Looks fabulous! I consider myself lucky to live where I get to eat this unique and original style of chicken. For variety, try my Ozarks Cashew Chicken recipe on this site. Very similar, but more in line with the original Springfield-style cashew chicken developed by David Leong in 1963 at Leong's Tea House.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except the (2/3 C water and corn starch) and bring to a slow rolling boil.
  2. Add corn starch to 2/3 C water and whisk thoroughly, then combine with boiling sauce base.
  3. Whisk until thickened.
  4. This sauce is actually as close as I can come to Mr. Lee's Sauce from Oriental Inn in Marshfield, MO. He's made the "BEST" Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken in America since 1982. Period.

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