Monday, March 4, 2013

Cashew Chicken - Crock Pot Version


Cashew Chicken cooked in the crock pot? I have to admit, I was a skeptic. This recipe on Pinterest caught my eye and since it was from a site I have found to have pretty good recipes, I decided to give it a try. It was really quick to put together, and since it only needed to cook 3 hours, on low, my late start getting it in the crock pot was no problem.

It turned out very good and I would definitely make this crock pot version again. The chicken had a great flavor, was just a little spicy and the addition of the cashews, at the end, kept them nice and crunchy. I also added some celery, right before serving, to give it even more color and texture. To keep things healthy, I used Splenda brown sugar, low sodium soy sauce and served the chicken with brown rice. My pin and the recipe can be found here.

Melissa sent me this photo from Florida, of her view of the Gulf of Mexico and I received it on my phone as I was walking, with a cold wind swirling around me and being very careful not to slip on the ice. I have to admit, I am a little jealous. She should have a great Spring Break, soaking up the sun and relaxing on the beach.

Happy Monday!


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  1. Good Morning, Vicki. Catching up with you after a long blog break. It is 23 degrees here this a.m. That beach scene looks so inviting!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. That is one of our favorite dishes and I will try your healthier version.
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Beautiful view and the chicken recipe sounds YUMMY! Thanks for sharing both:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  3. Great recipe! I use my CrockPot so much. Even people who 'hate cooking,' if they only realized that making a meal can be painless and easy. :-)

  4. I love using the crockpot, and I love chicken. I will have to pin this recipe for later use.

  5. I am so looking forward to warm weather...and not having to cook in my crock pot which s sooooo winter at this point!...:)JP

  6. Oh that chicken does look good. The beach I am OK with missing even though it is beautiful. There is something about the snow that keeps me here:) B

  7. Mmm this cashew chicken looks wonderful! And I love that it's made in a crock pot! Sounds like a great meal!

  8. That looks delicious and I'm glad you only have to cook it for three hours. I always forget to set my crockpot in the morning so I actually don't use it much.

  9. Sounds delicious... love a good chicken crockpot recipe. thanks so much for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

  10. One of the first Asian dishes I ever had was cashew chicken. It is still one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

  11. Your Cashew chicken sound great! Thank you so much for stopping by Saturday Dishes and linking up.
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread com


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