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Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author The Gunny Sack


  • 1.75 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1 cup sliced red peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • Spicy Cashew Chicken Sauce recipe below
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup sliced snow peas
  • 1/2 cup diced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Spicy Cashew Chicken Sauce:


  • Cut the chicken into pieces. Put the chicken in a slow cooker, add sliced red peppers, and chopped celery. Pour the sauce (recipe below) over the ingredients in the slow cooker and stir to coat.
  • Cook on low for 2-4 hours, depending on your slow cooker.
  • Remove the sauce from the slow cooker and put it into a saucepan. Bring it to a boil over medium heat. In a small bowl, stir together cold water and cornstarch. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan stirring constantly. Cook until thickened. Pour the sauce in the slow cooker and stir to coat the chicken.
  • Sauté the snow peas in the water chestnuts briefly before adding them to the crockpot, if desired.
  • Sprinkle with cashews and sliced green onions (or chives) before serving.

Spicy Cashew Chicken Sauce:

  • Whisk together honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, minced onion, vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, Sriracha sauce, hoisin sauce, minced garlic, and minced ginger in a small bowl and set aside.