Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken
Karen Petersen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 2 Pounds  boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon  canola oil
  • 1/4 Cup  soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons  rice-wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons  ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon  brown sugar
  • clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  grated fresh ginger
  •   One 8-ounce can water chestnuts
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 Cup  cashews
  •   Steamed rice, for serving

Here's a delicious slow cooker recipe for the Chinese favorite. So good, and with fairly easy prep. Serve this over steamed brown or white rice for a quick weeknight meal.

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Directions

Combine the flour and pepper in a Ziploc plastic bag. Add the chicken and shake to coat with the flour mixture. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a slow cooker.

Combine the soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, water chestnuts, and pepper flakes in a small bowl and pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Stir in the cashews. Serve over rice.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

490 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

24%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 82g 126%
  • Carbs 101g 34%
  • Saturated 16g 82%
  • Fiber 10g 39%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 31g
  • Monounsaturated 39g
  • Polyunsaturated 18g
  • Protein 202g 404%
  • Cholesterol 853mg 284%
  • Sodium 4,704mg 196%
  • Calcium 153mg 15%
  • Magnesium 482mg 120%
  • Potassium 3,377mg 96%
  • Iron 17mg 93%
  • Zinc 20mg 133%
  • Phosphorus 2,282mg 326%
  • Vitamin A 82µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 6mg 10%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 93%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 129%
  • Niacin (B3) 56mg 279%
  • Vitamin B6 5mg 248%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 137µg 34%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 92%
  • Vitamin D 9IU 2%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 33%
  • Vitamin K 63µg 79%
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