Cashew Chicken (Crockpot)

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"This is so good I needed to post it here. I hope you will try it. If you use bone-in chicken then you will need to cook it longer"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (264.6 g)
  • Calories 590.4
  • Total Fat - 36.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 148.2 mg
  • Sodium - 2523.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 12.5 g
  • Protein - 31 g
  • Calcium - 36.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine cornstarch, pepper and garlic powder in resealable food storage bag. Add chicken. Shake to coat with cornstarch mixture.

Step 2

Heat some oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken about 2 minutes on each side. Place chicken in slow cooker.

Step 3

In a bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce sugar, garlic, ginger, pepper flakes until well mixed; pour over chicken, then turn the chicken to coat in the sauce. If you like your cashews softer then add then into the slowcooker with the sauce, if you want more of a crunch, add them right before serving.

Step 4

Cook on LOW for about 4-5 hours.

Step 5

Serve over rice


  • A slowcooker

4 Reviews


Delish! I added broccoli and cashews during the last 30 minutes or so. This made for a delicious whole meal served over rice. Note - for me, it's not the best crock pot recipe prior to going to work as it took a fair amount of my morning time making the sauce and browning the chicken. I then had to rely on my husband to get it out of the fridge and started in the crockpot later in the day while I was at work. This would work best for me on the weekends.


review by:
(24 Feb 2024)


Made a half recipe using 6 thigh fillets weighing just over 500 grams and served with veggie packed fried rice for a delicious dinner we both enjoyed. Thank you Silvie made for What's On The Menu at FF&F.


review by:
(12 Jun 2023)


5 star all the way. I only used 6 thighs, skinless, boneless but made the whole sauce. I love the sauce and will use it on another recipe. I turned my crock pot to warm after 4 hours and the chicken was lovely -tender and moist This recipe is delicious and will be made many times .


review by:
(18 Jul 2018)


5 stars all the way! I doubled the recipe and added just a few sliced spring onions to the mix and followed as written. I id have to add just a tiny amount of water at the end of cooking, as the sauce was a just a touch thick. I added some of the cashews about half an hour before the end of cooking and added the rest with some spring onion as a garnish just before serving. This is one fantastic recipe. So simple and easy to make, with such wonderful flavors, the sauce was sweet (not at all too sweet) and sticky with subtle spicy overtones. I am not a huge crock pot fan, but this recipe has changed my mind, and I will be making this again over winter. The family really enjoyed this cashew chicken.


review by:
(9 Jul 2018)

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