Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Recipe

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I love Chinese food but have discovered that I much prefer making my favorites at home rather than grazing the endless dishes at the local buffet and my pocket book and stomach prefer it too! With a little help from your slow cooker this recipe will let you enjoy one of my favorite dishes (cashew chicken) and a night in!

The first step is to brown the chicken. This recipe could be very easy for a weeknight meal if you cook the chicken ahead of time. I like to cook extra meat over the weekend to make the weeknight cooking easy!

Coat the browned chicken with the yummy sauce before placing in the slow cooker.

Cashew Chicken Recipe
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into small strips or chunks
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • ¼ cup less sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ⅛ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ - ¾ cup cashews
  1. In a large skillet heat canola oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile place chicken in a gallon sized Ziploc bag and add the flour, black pepper and Cajun seasoning; seal bag and shake to coat chicken with the flour and seasoning.
  3. Transfer chicken to the oil in the heated skillet and brown for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. Then in a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes.
  5. Once chicken has finished browning on each side transfer to a slow cooker, pour sauce over chicken; stir together and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  6. Add cashews and serve immediately over rice, noodles or stir-fry vegetables. Yields 4 servings.


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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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