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a bowl of cashew chicken and rice

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 502kcal
Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken, an easy and delicious dinner everyone can enjoy! Instead of ordering out, make this in your crockpot. You won't be sorry.
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  • 2 lbs. bonesless skinless chicken tenders sliced into small strips
  • 1 T. canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T. ketchup
  • 1 T. dark brown sugar
  • 1 T. minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces diced water chestnuts
  • 1 cup cashew halves optional
  • sliced green onion for garnish


  • Heat oil on medium high heat in a large skillet. Add chicken and cook each side for 2 minutes until browned.
  • Place chicken in the slow cooker and top with soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and water chestnuts (optional).
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low.
  • minutes before done, stir in cashews.
  • Serve over rice. Enjoy!



  • Don't be tempted to add more liquid it doesn't seem like much in the slow cooker but it's enough
  • You can also use chicken thighs in the recipe (boneless and skinless)
  • Make sure to add the cashews in at the end so they have crunch and bite to them
  • Add more or less red pepper flakes to your preference


Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1150mg | Potassium: 1106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3.3mg