My grandparents lived in Joplin, MO (just down the road from Springfield) and this has always been one of my favorite comfort foods. This is very different from the cashew chicken found in Asian restaurants in the rest of the country. It has been westernized almost to the point of not being Asian at all, but has become a regional favorite. This recipe has been adapted from a recipe found on Grouprecipes.com which is said to be the original recipe from Leong's Tea House in Springfield. I'm not sure if that's true, but it's pretty close to what I grew up with. Prep time includes the resting time for the chicken. The original recipe called for 9 tsp bouillon granules, but we thought it was a bit overpowering so we decreased it slightly. It's also possible to substitute the bouillon with 3 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth.