I have another delicious (but easy) crock pot recipe. This slow cooker cashew chicken is easy to make and it is apart of our 10 crock pot make ahead meals post. This recipe is packed with flavor.
Tons of flavor.
It just might be one of my favorite crock pot meals.
The kids loved it. The husband loved it.
It is a winner.
- 4 Chicken Breasts Diced into 1 in. pieces
- 6 tsp Cornstarch Divided
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/3 Cup Chicken Broth
- 4 Tbsp Hoisin Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 3/4 cup Unsalted Cashew Halves
- 4 Green Onions Diced
- 2 cups Broccoli Florets
- 1 Red Bell Pepper Diced
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds Optional for serving
In a gallon ziplock bag, place the chicken with 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Shake to evenly coat the chicken with the cornstarch.
Heat 1/2 Tbsp of Olive Oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat until hot. Add half of the chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through (approximately 4-6 minutes). Remove this chicken to a separate plate and then following the same instructions to cook the second half of the chicken. Transfer the remaining chicken from the skillet to the plate.
In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken broth, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and the remaining cornstarch. Set aside.
Then heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet over medium heat until hot. Add in the green onions, minced garlic, broccoli and bell pepper. Sprinkle the ground ginger, salt and pepper over these veggies. Sauté the veggies in the skillet until they are the tenderness that you desire (5-7 minutes).
Then pour in the sauce mixture. Cook this mixture with the veggies over medium heat until the sauce begins to boil and thickens (1-3 minutes). You can thin the sauce at this time with more chicken broth if you desire.
Stir in the chicken and cashews into the skillet with the veggies and sauce.
Serve over rice and top with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!
CROCK POT RECIPE:
To make this in the crock pot, place all the ingredients except for the vegetables in the crock pot. Stir to ensure that all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
Stir the vegetables into the crock pot for the last 30 minutes of the cook time.
Serve over white rice and enjoy!
Also try Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken Recipe. It looks and sounds incredibly fancy but it is very simple.
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- Cranberry Orange Crock pot Pork Tenderloin Recipe
- Crock pot Korean BBQ Recipe