Asian Food, Chicken, Main Dish, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

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My brother-in-law lived in Thailand for a couple of years and introduced me to delicious Thai food! I have been making this recipe for a couple of years now and it is one of our favorites.
Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thigh tenders or chicken breast tenders*

1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cashews

Combine flour and pepper in large Ziploc bag. Add chicken. Shake to coat with flour mixture. Heat oil in skillet 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 and stir. Serve over rice. Makes 4-6 servings.
If you want like sauce and want to have some to pour over the chicken and the rice, double the sauce ingredients.

Recipe adapted from: 365 Days of Slow Cooking
*The original recipe said not to use chicken breasts, but I don’t love chicken thighs, so I went ahead and used them and this dish turned out fine! So either kind of chicken will work great for this recipe.
Also, the red pepper flakes give this dish a little heat and a lot of flavor, so I highly recommend using them!

Looking for more slow cooker dishes?
Here are some of our favorites:
Slow Cooker Garlic and Brown Sugar Chicken
Slow Cooker Roasted Vegetables
Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

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