Crockpot Cashew Nut Chicken}with a gluten free version too!

A week from today we will be celebrating Clark and Jessica’s marriage in our backyard with a Wedding Carnival!  Any extra prayers for good weather would be appreciated.

I can not wait to share with you everything I have been working on – let’s just say it’s been a lot! It’s pretty much become a full time job but I am loving every minute of it.  O.K., so almost every minute.  I am so excited to see it all coming together thanks to the help of some really talented and creative friends who have been so generous with their time and talent!!!

Crock pot Cashew Nut Chicken

Needless to say, there hasn’t been a lot of time for any thing else around here including housework or cooking but I am still managing to keep the family fed thanks to easy recipes like today’s recipe.  It has also been pretty hot here in Portland so I don’t like turning on the oven so my crockpot helps out in both those areas- easy and no oven.  We are big fans of Cashew Nut Chicken at our house so I was excited to try this recipe for Crockpot Cashew Nut Chicken.

I’ve got my gluten free girl home for a couple of weeks so I am always looking for new recipes that can be made gluten free. With just a couple of ingredient switches this one becomes gluten free Crockpot Cashew Nut Chicken.  The chicken is coated in flour and browned a bit in oil before putting it in the crockpot so a little bit of heat is required.  If you’d like to make this gluten free just use almond flour instead of regular flour.
Crockpot Cashew Nut ChickenI used four chicken breasts that I cut into chicken tender size pieces or you could just buy chicken tenders! After the chicken is browned it is placed in the crockpot with some soy sauce (use Tamari for gluten free), vinegar, ketchup (be sure it is gluten free), sugar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes.

All that gets poured over the top of the chicken and then set it on low for 3-4 hours.   It doesn’t need to cook as long as most crockpot recipes which is an advantage when you forget to turn it on first thing in the morning!
Crockpot Cashew Nut Chicken

After you take it out of the crockpot don’t forget the cashews – that’s my favorite part.  Lots of cashews!!  We love it served over rice the best.

I had a lot of fresh snap peas in the garden so I decided to add a little green to my cashew nut chicken.  I blanched the pea pods in some boiling water for about two minutes and then rinsed them with cold water.  That left them with just the right amount of crunch to add to the dish.  Besides that, the green just looked pretty!
Crockpot Cashew Nut ChickenSo for your next quick and easy dinner night pull out the crock pot!

Recipe adapted from 365 Days of Slow Cooking.

Crockpot Cashew Nut Chicken}with a gluten free version too!
 
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into tender size pieces
  • ¼ all purpose flour or almond flour
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • ¼ C soy sauce of Tamari Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp minced ginger
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ C cashews
  • 2 C snap peas, blanched
Instructions
  1. Combine flour and pepper in zip loc bag.
  2. Add chicken and shake to coat.
  3. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  4. Brown chicken about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Place chicken in crockpot.
  6. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
  7. Pour over chicken.
  8. Cook on LOW for 3-4 hours.
  9. Add cashews and snap peas if desired.
  10. Serve over rice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4-6 servings

 

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. says

    Oh my Leigh Anne, I may just have to buy a crock pot this looks so good! Congratulations on your son’s wedding as well – stunning bride!

    • says

      I am still using the crockpot we got as a wedding gift over 30 years ago. I didn’t use it for years and years and just recently started using it again and am loving it! Goodwill has lots of crockpots!

  2. Susan says

    I was going to try this recipe for dinner tonight. My husband said it looked really good. I noticed in the recipe that it lists garlic twice and in the instructions it listed garlic, ginger. Am I correct in assuming that the 2 cloves garlic, minced is the garlic and that the 1/2 tsp minced garlic is the ginger (Is this fresh ginger?) Thanks

  3. Susan says

    Made this last night for dinner. My husband loved this, especially the sauce, he likes things with lots of flavor. I thought it was really good also, but used only a little of the sauce. Really easy recipe to put together and delkicious.

  4. Courtney says

    Hi Leigh Anne, Love your blog. Made this cashew chicken for my family and it was a huge hit. Have you successfully tripled or even quadrupled it? I want to make it for a large gathering this weekend but I don’t want to end up with a crock pot of mush. Looking forward to hearing your reply.

    Thanks,
    Courtney

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