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Cashew Chicken Recipe

Our Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken is an easy crockpot recipe that is definitely better than takeout. Breaded chicken with a complimentary delicious sauce.
PREP TIME 15MINUTES
COOK TIME 4HOURS
TOTAL TIME 4HOURS 15MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs) cut into large pieces
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup cashews

Instructions

  • Combine flour and pepper in large Ziploc bag. Add chicken. Shake to coat with flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in skillet on stove top over medium-high heat.
  • Brown chicken about 2 minutes on each side. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  • Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes in small bowl; pour over chicken.
  • Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours. Add cashews into slow cooker and stir. Serve over rice.

Notes

  • If you want like sauce and want to have some to pour over the chicken and the rice, double the sauce ingredients.
  • You can substitute the flour with cornstarch. However, if you plan to do so you will need to cut the amount in half.
  • Don’t have canola oil? Feel free to use what you have in your pantry. Here is a great list of canola oil alternativesfrom Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Feel free to add vegetables to the crockpot with the chicken if desired. Great options would be bell peppers, broccoli, celery, and carrots. Chop vegetables before adding to the crockpot.
  • Not a fan of chicken breast? Try adding chicken thighs instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 293 kcal · Carbohydrates: 11 g · Protein: 36 g · Fat: 11 g · Saturated Fat: 2 g · Cholesterol: 97 mg · Sodium: 764 mg · Potassium: 667 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 4 g · Vitamin A: 96 IU · Vitamin C: 2 mg · Calcium: 13 mg · Iron: 2 mg

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