This recipe is better than most Chinese takeout versions

Imagine walking through your front door after a taxing day and being greeted by the rich aroma of a meal that feels like a warm hug. That’s precisely the feeling evoked by slow cooker cashew chicken. This dish, brimming with juicy chicken, crispy cashews, and an aromatic sauce, guarantees to brighten up any weeknight.
I stumbled upon this gem during my college years when I was hunting for easy, pocket-friendly dinner solutions. My experience with slow cookers was zero, but the convenience it promised was irresistible. I wasn’t disappointed; the dish turned out to be a hearty meal that I enjoyed for days. Fast forward to today, it’s my go-to recipe for those evenings when I seek a simple yet delectable dinner.
Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Recipe:
1.5 lbs chicken breasts (boneless, skinless), diced

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional for some heat)

1 cup cashews

Cooked rice (for serving)


In a sizable bowl, blend flour, black pepper, and salt. Add the diced chicken and ensure every piece is well coated. (Using a zip-lock bag can also do the trick.)

Mix soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes in another bowl.

Drench the chicken in this sauce, ensuring an even coating.

Transfer the sauce-laden chicken into your slow cooker and sprinkle cashews over it.

Cover and let it simmer on low for about 4-5 hours or on high for around 2-3 hours, ensuring the chicken is soft and thoroughly cooked.

Serve atop cooked rice, and for that extra crunch, toss in a few more cashews.

This dish promises a cozy and flavorful dinner, perfect for rejuvenating after a long day. Give it a try and let it become a favorite in your household too! Enjoy!

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