An amazing slow cooker meal that is way better than takeout! The chicken is breaded to perfection and the sauce is full of flavor! The cashews hidden throughout are the best part!
My love for cashews run deep. One time I bought a big thing of cashews from Costco and ate the entire thing by myself. Cashews are amazing. And when added to this amazing chinese slow cooker meal. Mind blown.
I have made this cashew chicken several times. It was one of the first recipes on the blog. Since then, I have re-photographed it twice. I decided to make it again today, (4-1-15). But this time was different and I have been missing one simple step.
I haven’t been coating the chicken in cornstarch and browning it before putting it in the slow cooker. What a HUGE difference that made! It took this chicken to a whole different level and was so much better than takeout!
Instead of the sauce being thin, it thickens it up while it cooks and soaks the delicious marinade into the breading. As soon as it was done, I couldn’t believe that something that delicious was just made in the crockpot. I mean, I know that my crockpot has made some amazing things, but this was incredible! The breading on the outside resembled the same quality that you would get from takeout.
Of course, I have made the chicken without the breading. It is still amazing. But if you have 3 minutes and want to take this chicken to a delicious level, bread and brown the chicken!
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