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
474
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
240mg
80%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
70g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
23µg
3%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
248mg
58%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
27µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
84mg
26%
Niacin
26mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
604mg
86%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
101µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1346mg
90%
Water
161g
6%
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.