Cashew Chicken-Crock Pot

Cashew Chicken-CrockpotWe just love Chinese food, unfortunately our options aren’t great for take out, so I try to make my own whenever possible, thus eliminating the MSG that most restaurants use and that is so bad for you. This is one of the simplest recipes in my repertoire and I think you’ll love it! Of course, using the crock pot is an added bonus on those nights when you’re running like mad…


Cashew Chicken-Crock Pot


2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts-cut into bite size pieces
1/2 cup flour
Pinch of pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 garlic clove-minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger-grated
Pinch of crushed red pepper; to taste
1/2 cup cashews


Combine the flour and the pepper in a Zip-loc bag. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat.

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken on all sides for about 5 minutes total. (They don't have to be cooked through at this point).

Combine the rest of the ingredients (excluding the cashews) in a small mixing bowl.

Put the chicken in the crock pot and cover with the liquid mixture, stirring slightly. Cover and cook on LOW 3-4 hours or HIGH 1-2 hours.

Serve over brown rice and top with cashews.

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5 Responses to “Cashew Chicken-Crock Pot”

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    Joni — February 12, 2013 @ 2:09 am

    I think this looks like something I need to make now. So great that it is in the crockpot and with all ingredients that I have in the fridge. Joni

    • anniebakes replied: — February 12th, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

      hope you like it!

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    Roz — February 13, 2013 @ 4:15 am

    Oh I agree! Good options for Chinese, at least unadulterated, non-MSG-laden Chinese food is so hard to find! I feel completely sick when I leave even what is considered a “good” Chinese restaurant in our town. But Cashew Chicken is certainly one of our favorites! I’ll have to try this like you, at home, and maybe we’ll start eating Chinese food a bit more! Hope your new year is going well. I’m sorry for my absence. I’ve just gotten back into commenting more now that I’ve blogged a bit more after my father’s passing in January.

    Be well sweetie,

    • anniebakes replied: — February 13th, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

      MSG is the root of all evil 🙂

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