Cashew Chicken

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Cashew Chicken
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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Ready in
4 h
4
Servings
548
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
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
39%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
213mg
71%
Protein
53g
100%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B12
1µg
23%
Vitamin B6
1mg
64%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
2IU
1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
20µg
25%
Calcium
42mg
4%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
25µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
46µg
11%
Folic acid
12µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
154mg
38%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
70%
Phosphorus
638mg
91%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
919mg
26%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
32.7%
Sodium
1177mg
49%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
26.4%
Zinc
6mg
38%

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