Monday, January 7, 2013

slow cooker cashew chicken

















Finally.  A cashew chicken recipe that I like enough to make again and again!  In fact, I just deleted the other cashew chicken recipe on my blog because the leftovers weren't great and the quality of leftovers mean a lot to me.  This recipe is soooo easy.  The flavors are simple and the chicken is crazy tender.  What more could I possibly need?  It was a hit with the entire family.

slow cooker cashew chicken (The Girl Who Ate Everything
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil

sauce (double if you want extra to pour over the rice)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (I used some dry ginger)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cashews for garnish

Trim any visible fat off the chicken.  Combine with the flour and black pepper in a large Ziploc bag.  Add the chicken and shake to coat with the flour mixture.  Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat.  Brown chicken about 2 minutes on each side.  Place chicken in slow cooker.  
Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes in small bowl; pour over chicken.  Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours.  Add cashews and stir.  Serve over rice.  Makes 4-6 servings.
 

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