Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Cashews add a nice crunch to a boring chicken dish. Make it a slow cooker recipe, of course we have a winner.

Cashew Chicken 1

Tip: My husband says it was a bit salty, but I thought it was delicious. Reduce tamari/soy sauce by a bit and replace with a little water for a less salty dish


  • 2 lbs boneless chicken (I prefer dark meat, but you can use white meat)
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 tbs ketchup
  • 1/2 c tamari  or low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbs cornstarch 
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs canola oil
  • 4 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup cashews


  1. In a ziplock bag, mix black pepper and corn starch. Cut up chicken to desired size. Add chicken to corn starch mixture
  2. In a pan add canola oil. Add chicken and brown on each side
  3. Transfer chicken into slow cooker
  4. In a bowl, combine tamari, vinegar, ketchup, garlic, ginger, and cashews. Pour over chicken.
  5. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Depending on your slow cooker it may take only 2-3 hours
  6. Serve over rice

Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic

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