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Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

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We made this Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken one night for dinner and it definitely has become a favorite for our family.

A while back, I found this amazing recipe on Pinterest that involved two of my favorite foods – cashews and chicken. This recipe is perfect because it is made in a slow cooker.

Making this dish is very very simple. Just put all your ingredients in the slow cooker and it does the job. You can serve this with a side of roasted broccoli and sticky rice for the perfect well-balanced Asian meal.

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Why This Slow Cooker Meal is Delicious

If you like softer cashews you can add them during the cooking process. However, if you want more of a crunch, add them right before serving. I did both and then a sprinkling of green onions to finish it off.

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken 2

This is one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I am getting back into my cooking mode lately. Making delicious food for you is something I truly enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!

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Yield: 6 servings

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

This is the perfect chicken dish for a take on something totally different and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, About 4 pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstach
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup cashews


  1. Combine cornstarch and pepper in resealable food storage bag. Add chicken. Shake to coat with cornstarch mixture.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken about 2 minutes on each side. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  3. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce sugar, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes, and cashews in small bowl; pour over chicken.
  4. Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Serve over rice. Makes 4-6 servings.

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Thursday 1st of December 2022

So, I'm guessing about 1/3-1/2 cup of green onions? As a garnish after it's cooked? It's not in the ingredients, just in the picture.

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 5th of December 2022

Yes. The green onions are just for garnish.


Thursday 3rd of November 2022

One question about the Cashews... are they raw or roasted used in this recipe?

Jennifer Sikora

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

They are raw


Wednesday 18th of November 2015

This cooked way faster than 3-4 hours. I turned it down to warm after 2 hours and by 3 hours it had started burning. Just an FYI for everyone I would keep an eye on it while cooking it.


Friday 6th of November 2015

I need to try this because Cashew Chicken is one of my favorite things to get at P.F. Changs.

Janis @MommyBlogExpert

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

My hubby LOVES cashews and chives. The photos are so appetizing and your slow cooker cashew chicken recipe looks amazing so I'm definitely going to try making this for my family.

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