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Crock Pot Cashew Chicken

The crock pot..

Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken

really simplifies my life in the kitchen. So when my friend Laura graciously passed on the recipe for Crock Pot Cashew Chicken, it made me very happy. It was so easy and ended up being really tasty. If you have very little time to prepare and cook a meal, this one is perfect. Below are the ingredients the recipe calls for, however I noted some things I would change next time around.


10.75 can condensed golden mushroom soup
3 tbsp soy sauce (next time I may try Bragg Liquid Aminos)
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 1/2 pounds of chicken tenderloins
16 oz. package of frozen broccoli stir fry vegetable blend (my suggestion would be to use fresh broccoli, because the frozen one ended up getting too soft)
4 oz can sliced mushrooms (I used half a package of fresh mushrooms)
1/2 cup cashews
Hot cooked brown rice (might be good over quinoa as well)


In a 4 quart slow cooker combine mushroom soup, soy sauce and ginger. Stir in chicken, stir-fry vegetables and mushrooms (again I would use all fresh veggies).

Cover and cook on low heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.

At last-minute stir cashews into chicken mixture (I added them too soon and they got too soft). Serve over rice and enjoy!

Photo: My Favorite Things


Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

My go-to..

Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

when I’m craving Chinese food but want to know the ingredients I’m eating. It’s pretty quick to make and a healthy alternative to the restaurant version. I came across this recipe on recipezaar.com a while back and updated it slightly by adding broccoli.. quite delicious!

1/4 cup unbleached flour or 1/4 cup or all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2 inch 4 inch strips
2-4 cups broccoli
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

1 In a gallon-size plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper
2 Add chicken, seal bag, and shake well to coat
3 Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and warm over medium-high heat
4 Add chicken to skillet and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until no longer pink
5 Add broccoli and cook until soft
6 Transfer to a plate
7 Reduce heat to medium
8 Combine soy sauce and sugar in the skillet
9 Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves
10 Add oil and sesame seeds
11 Add chicken and chives
12 Toss and serve immediately

Photo: Food Network