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Easy Crockpot Cashew Chicken Recipe for Two

Easy Crockpot Cashew Chicken

Crockpot Cashew Chicken is super easy with just 5 minutes of prep. Boneless chicken is mixed with soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, broccoli slaw and cashews. It’s a one pot delicious dinner and cooks in your crockpot slow cooker. 

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The sweet chili sauce gives this dish a kick of spice but you can kick it up even more by adding red pepper flakes, hot sauce, or Chinese mustard. Serve it over cooked rice or pasta. This recipe makes a great lunch or impressive date night dinner for two.

How to make easy Crockpot Cashew Chicken:

Cut the boneless chicken into bite sized pieces.

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Place the chicken in the crockpot slow cooker. Click for a 4 quart crockpot.

diced chicken in a crockpot

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water. Then whisk in black pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger.

cashew chicken sauce mixed together in a bowl

Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken in the crockpot and stir to combine.

chicken and sauce mixed together in a crockpot

Cover and cook on low for 2 hours,

After the allotted cooking time, add the cashews and broccoli slaw. Stir to combine.

cashews and broccoli slaw added to chicken and sauce in a crockpot

Replace the cover and continue slow cooking for 30 minutes on low or 15 minutes on high.

At the same time, cook the rice or pasta according to the package directions. Plan for it to finish at the same time as the cashew chicken.

Serve the chicken mixture over the rice or pasta and top with green onions for garnish if desired.

Easy Crockpot Cashew Chicken Recipe for Two

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Yield: Serves 2

Easy Crockpot Cashew Chicken

Easy Crockpot Cashew Chicken

Crockpot Cashew Chicken is super easy with just 5 minutes of prep. Boneless chicken is mixed with soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, broccoli slaw and cashews. It’s a one pot delicious dinner and cooks in your crockpot slow cooker.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken (thawed)
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce (optional – add heat)
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup sliced cashews
  • 1 cup broccoli slaw
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (or pasta)
  • 1 green onion (optional - for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Dice the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  2. Place the chicken in the crockpot slow cooker. Click here for a 4 quart crockpot.
  3. Whisk together the cornstarch and water.
  4. Whisk in the black pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger in small bowl.
  5. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and stir to combine.
  6. Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 3 hours.
  7. Add the cashews and broccoli slaw. Stir to combine. Replace the cover and continue slow cooking for 30 minutes on low or 15 minutes on high.
  8. At the same time, cook the rice or pasta according to the package directions. Plan for it to finish at the same time as the chicken.
  9. Serve the chicken mixture over the rice or pasta and top with green onions for garnish.

Notes

Nutrition includes 1 cup white rice.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1154Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1992mgCarbohydrates: 145gFiber: 4gSugar: 31gProtein: 55g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Teresa

Saturday 6th of June 2020

Made this for dinner last evening - we loved it

Karly

Sunday 7th of October 2018

Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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