{Crockpot Cashew Chicken}

I’ve got a great, no hassle meal for you to cook tonight {or one night this week}.  I bet you already have a lot of the ingredients, and I’m sure you own a crockpot.  The rest is easy peasy and very yummy!

I was inspired by this recipe I found on Six Sisters’ Stuff, but as usual tweaked it a bit to fit my family’s likes.

Ingredients for Crockpot Cashew Chicken

1 boneless skinless chicken breast per family member

1/4 c flour

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 T extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 T rice wine vinegar

2 T ketchup

1 T brown sugar

1 clove minced garlic

1/4 cup ginger dressing

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1/3 cup cashews

Ingredients

That Ziploc bag in the bottom right corner of the photo is the chicken, cut up and tossed in the flour/pepper mixture {no one wants to really see raw chicken, do they?!}.

Once the chicken is coated with the flour/pepper mixture, heat the extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and brown the chicken pieces for about 2 minutes on each side.  It will not completely cook through, it just gives it a bit of a crispy coating.  Add your chicken to the crockpot.

crockpot

Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl {except for the cashews} and pour the mixture over the chicken in the crockpot.  Cook on low for about 3 hours.

Mixture

Once your chicken is ready, prepare some brown rice and a yummy veggie to serve on the side such as broccoli.  Serve the chicken on top of a bed of rice and sprinkle with some cashews for a salty crunch.

Crockpot Cashew Chicken

It’s the perfect meal to serve after a cold winter’s day and the red pepper flakes give it a subtle spice that tastes delicious.  Red pepper flakes might be my favorite ingredient to use right now, and I really just discovered it last year.  Boy, was I missing out!

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    I got a new crockpot for Christmas so I have been testing it out a lot lately. Cant’ wait to try this recipe. I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

  2. says

    Oh, this looks spectacular!! Love finding tasty crock pot recipes and anything to mix up chicken a bit makes me happy. :~)

    I’m here from keep calm and link up (my first time with this linky!)

    Happy Weekend!

    • says

      I don’t know how tofu or shrimp would do in the crockpot…you could probably use the same ingredients, but just have to cook it on your stove top instead. ??

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