Monday, February 25, 2013

Crockpot Hot Cashew Sesame Chicken

What is your favorite Chinese chicken?  I love two or three different kinds and love having a buffet so I can have a little of each.  This recipe is combining two of my favorite recipes into one since I don't have a buffet to pick from.  It is combining sesame chicken and cashew chicken and putting it in a crock pot for slow cooking and easy serving.  

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thigh tenders or chicken breast tenders
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cashews
Sesame seeds 

Prep work - Cut your boneless chicken into 1 inch pieces.  I like dark meat, so like to do both dark and white meat.  

Combine flour and pepper in large baggie. Add your chicken. Shake to coat with flour mixture. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Brown chicken on each side. Place chicken in your slow cooker. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes in small bowl; pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours. Add cashews and stir.  Sprinkle sesame seeds on the chicken just before serving.  Serve with rice. The recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.

If you  like more sauce and want to have some to pour over the chicken and the rice, double the sauce ingredients.

Be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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