Crock Pot Cashew Chicken

Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker · Main Dishes · January 23, 2018

This Crock Pot Cashew Chicken recipe is such an easy and delicious dinner idea. The dish is full of flavor and can be served with rice or noodles, and is perfect to make on a busy day!

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

Hi everyone! I sure hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday break and that you’re getting back into the swing of things. Christmas time is my favorite! But a close second is starting a new year. New outlook on life, new plans and goals, etc… Its all so refreshing! One of my goals this year is to make better use of my slow cooker. There are so many wonderful slow cooker recipes out there and I feel like I’ve been missing out on so many of them, including today’s Cashew Chicken recipe.

This recipe is one I have tried at restaurants but never made at home. I’m glad we tried it because it was easier than I thought it would be. You make this in the slow cooker which makes things so much easier. The sauce ended up being so tasty! We love the added flavor the cashews brought, but if you’re not a fan of the nut you can totally leave them out.

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How to make Cashew Chicken:

  1. Combine flour, pepper and chicken in a Ziploc bag. Shake to coat the chicken.
  2. Cook cubed chicken in a skillet with hot oil for 5-7 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and red peppers flakes.
  4. Pour over chicken and add to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-4 hours
  5. When ready, stir in cashews and serve over warm rice or noodles.

Cashew Chicken recipe

We love this recipe because it takes about 10-15 minutes to prep and cook the chicken, and then the slow cooker does the rest of the work. We served our cashew chicken with brown rice to keep things a little healthier, but it would be great with noodles or white rice too. We are glad to have another yummy crock pot recipe to make on a busy day!

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Crock Pot Cashew Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 6 minutes
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken cooked and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy
  • 2 tbsp rice vingar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashews

Instructions

  1. In a resealable bag, combine flour, pepper and chicken. Shake to coat


  2. Cook cubed chicken in a skillet with oil for 5-7 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and red peppers flakes.
  4. Pour over chicken and add to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-4 hours
  5. When ready, stir in cashews and serve over warm rice.

For another favorite crock pot chicken recipe, check out:

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken - this dinner recipe is so good and simple! Delicious flavors!!

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Crock Pot Cashew Chicken - such an easy and delicious dinner recipe! This dish is full of flavor and can be served with rice or noodles!

 

Tried and True Findings:
  • DIFFICULTY: Simple
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 6-7
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: We kept this recipe as is. Glad we did!
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: Its really great just as it is.
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    Comments

    Katerina @ Diethood

    The crock pot is my BFF, and this amazing recipe here is about to meet up with it!!

    kj

    thanks for the recipe! But surely it is not already cooked chicken, but raw?

    Beth

    I need to use my crock pot more too! This chicken dish looks like something we’d love!

    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    Our slow cooker is definitely used a lot during the colder months, but I like how this recipe would work all year round! So easy 🙂

    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie

    Delicious dinner idea. Very pretty too.

    Cookin Canuck

    The slow cooker is just the best, particularly in the winter, and I’m always looking for recipes like this one to put it to good use!

    Lori @ RecipeGirl

    Love cashew chicken… and using the crockpot to make it is even better!

    Cathy Trochelman

    I’m in LOVE with the flavors in this dish! Can’t wait to try it!!!

    Nathalie

    Hi there 🙂 This looks amazing. Is it possible to make it in the oven though? Thx!

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