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Monday, September 12, 2016

Crock-Pot Cashew Chicken

I've fallen in love with my Crock-Pot all over again. It's such an easy way to create a meal that never disappoints. Did you know you can make snack mix in a Crock-Pot? More on that in a few weeks.

This Cashew Chicken is super tasty and totally gave us our Chinese food fix we were wanting. The crunch from the cashews were perfect. Now if only I could make Crab Rangoon in a slow cooker. A girl can dream.

Crock-Pot Cashew Chicken - super easy and delish! Love the crunch from the cashews!



I thought this recipe produced more than enough sauce but if you're adding more/less chicken you can always double or half the sauce. It's really forgiving.

Here's another Crock-Pot meal that was OUTSTANDING. What have you made in your slow cooker lately? I'd love more ideas!

Crock-Pot Cashew Chicken - super easy and delish! Love the crunch from the cashews!

Crock-Pot Cashew Chicken - super easy and delish! Love the crunch from the cashews!


Crock-Pot Cashew Chicken

4 boneless chicken breasts cut into chunks
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil (for pan)
1/2 cup soy sauce (can use low sodium if watching salt intake)
4 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
4 tablespoon ketchup
2 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup cashews

Place chicken chunks in a sealable plastic bag. Add cornstarch and black pepper, seal bag and shake to coat.

In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and place chicken in the crock-pot.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes. Pour mixture over chicken and stir to coat.

I like the cashews a little crunchy so I add them during the last hour of cooking but if you like them soft, add them with the sauce.

Cook on low in your Crock-Pot for 3 to 4 hours.

Serve with rice.

Source: The Recipe Critic 

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Crock-Pot Cashew Chicken - super easy and delish! Love the crunch from the cashews!