Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken
Staff Writer
Cashew Chicken

Karen Petersen

Cashew Chicken

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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4
Servings
371
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
166mg
55%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
53g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
189mg
44%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
80mg
25%
Niacin
22mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
525mg
75%
Selenium, Se
53µg
96%
Sodium, Na
932mg
62%
Water
190g
7%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cashew Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Cashew Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Cashew Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.