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Slow Cooked Cashew Chicken

Another Fakeaway meal thats delicious and I'm sure your family will ask for it time and again. Cashew chicken is a Chinese-American dish that combines chicken, with cashews and either a light brown garlic sauce or a thick sauce made from chicken stock, soy sauce and oyster sauce. As this is FYF I have adapted it slightly to our ethos of using what we have available in the cupboards.There's very little prep and the bonus is, by throwing it in the slow cooker, it leaves you to get on with your day. I used White wine vinegar instead of Rice wine vinegar and chicken breasts instead of thighs. You can adapt it to suit you and your families tastes and budget also by adding peppers or other vegetables that you prefer. The choice is yours. Why not give this a try and let us know how you got on in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback x

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 10 mins

 3 Chicken breasts
 4 tbsp Flour
 ½ tsp Pepper
 4 tbsp Soy Sauce(low sodium)
 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
 2 tbsp Ketchup
 1 tbsp Brown sugar
 2 Garlic cloves
 ½ tsp Ginger
 ¼ tsp Chilli flakes
 1 tbsp Honey (optional)
 200 ml Chicken stock
 100 g Cashews
 100 g Spinach
 1 tbsp Oil

1

Prep:-Chop the Chicken into bitesize pieces.
Chop the garlic
Grate the ginger
Add the flour and pepper to a bowl and mix together

2

Add the chicken to a tray and sprinkle over the seasoned flour

3

mix to ensure the chicken is fully coated.

4

Heat the oil in a pan on med/high and add the chicken

5

Fry for 2-3 mns on each side to sear and colour the chicken.

6

Once seared add to the Slow cooker

7

Add the Soy sauce,vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, honey and chilli flakes to a bowl and mix together

8

Pour over the chicken

9

Stir to make sure the chicken is coated in sauce. Add the stock. Place the lid on and cook for 3-4 hrs on low or 2-3 hrs on high

10

Once cooked add the Spinach and Cashews

11

Stir till everything is combined

12

Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

13

Serve with rice or noodles.

14

Easy swaps:-
Slow cooker for Stir Fry
Chicken breasts for Thighs.
Chicken for beef.
White wine vinegar for Rice wine or sherry vinegar.
Brown sugar for white sugar.
Spinach for green peppers.

Ingredients

 3 Chicken breasts
 4 tbsp Flour
 ½ tsp Pepper
 4 tbsp Soy Sauce(low sodium)
 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
 2 tbsp Ketchup
 1 tbsp Brown sugar
 2 Garlic cloves
 ½ tsp Ginger
 ¼ tsp Chilli flakes
 1 tbsp Honey (optional)
 200 ml Chicken stock
 100 g Cashews
 100 g Spinach
 1 tbsp Oil

Directions

1

Prep:-Chop the Chicken into bitesize pieces.
Chop the garlic
Grate the ginger
Add the flour and pepper to a bowl and mix together

2

Add the chicken to a tray and sprinkle over the seasoned flour

3

mix to ensure the chicken is fully coated.

4

Heat the oil in a pan on med/high and add the chicken

5

Fry for 2-3 mns on each side to sear and colour the chicken.

6

Once seared add to the Slow cooker

7

Add the Soy sauce,vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, honey and chilli flakes to a bowl and mix together

8

Pour over the chicken

9

Stir to make sure the chicken is coated in sauce. Add the stock. Place the lid on and cook for 3-4 hrs on low or 2-3 hrs on high

10

Once cooked add the Spinach and Cashews

11

Stir till everything is combined

12

Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

13

Serve with rice or noodles.

14

Easy swaps:-
Slow cooker for Stir Fry
Chicken breasts for Thighs.
Chicken for beef.
White wine vinegar for Rice wine or sherry vinegar.
Brown sugar for white sugar.
Spinach for green peppers.

Slow Cooked Cashew Chicken

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