Gluten Free

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Gluten Free

Better then takeout! And if your anything like me your avoiding takeout right now anyway because of covid.

If your craving some chinese food give this cashew chicken a try! Tip: if you like a little heat add some sriracha to your plate.

This recipe is great because it is gluten free, dairy free and plaeo friendly. It also takes only 10 minutes to prep and freezes well. So whether this is a qick weeknight dinner or apart of your meal plan this recipe is amazing!

Using chicken thighs is also great because you can getting a higher quality meat for a bettter price. Budgeting is super important to our family but so is eathing healthy high quality food!

Comment below and let me know what you think of this recipe!

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Bone-In Chicken Thighs, no skin*
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp Tapioca Starch
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Raw Cashews, roughly chopped

Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp Tapioca Starch
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 1 bunch Green Onions
  • 1/2 cup Raw Cashews, roughly chopped (Garnish)

Supplies for freezing:

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag
  • 1 Quart Freezer Bag

Instructions

Directions:

  • Add all main ingredients into slow cooker.
  • Stir and cook on low 4-6 hours or high 2-3 hours.
  • Shred chicken, remove bones and set chicken into serving dish.
  • Whisk together sauce ingredients
  • Pour sauce over shredded chicken and mix, if you need extra sauce add some from slow cooker.
  • Serve over cauliflower rice and garnish with extra green onions, if desired.

Freezer Directions:

  • Label Freezer bag with Recipe name, cooking directions and expiration date (todays date plus three months).
  • Add all main ingredients to labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Add all sauce ingredients to quart freezer bag.
  • Set quart freezer bag into gallon freezer bag and seal (Remove as much air as possible and freeze for up to three months).

Cooking from Freezer Directions:

  • Thaw overnight in fridge or in the morning in water (meal may not be 100% thawed but that is ok).
  • Dump contents of gallon freezer bag into slow cooker.
  • Cook on low 4-6 hours or high 2-3 hours.
  • Shred chicken, remove bones and set chicken into serving dish.
  • Whisk together sauce ingredients in quart freezer bag.
  • Pour sauce over shredded chicken and mix, if you need extra sauce add some from slow cooker.
  • Serve over cauliflower rice and garnish with extra green onions, if desired.

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