Healthy Crock Pot Cashew Chicken! It’s the stir fry minus the fry. The take-out minus the “please tell me someone else ate my last 17 bites when I wasn’t looking” feeling of regret. The slow cooker chicken recipe for when the decision between turning on your oven to make dinner or keeping it off and dipping raw broccoli and cashews in soy sauce instead is closer to a tie than you imagined possible.
I adapted this Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken with vegetables from my recipe for Thai Cashew Chicken, one of my favorite quick-fix meals.
Like that easy cashew chicken recipe, this Crock Pot Cashew Chicken is super simple to prep, offers every food group in a single meal, and the addictive, sticky sauce will make it a fast fave, even among picky eaters.
As someone who loves her leftovers, I appreciate that this cashew chicken recipe is just as yummy reheated the next day too.
Unlike my original Thai Cashew Chicken, however, this Crock Pot Cashew Chicken is almost entirely hands free. You’ll need to spend a few minutes at the stove—a quick 2 or 3 to brown the chicken, then 3 more to thicken the sauce at the end—but I pinky promise it is worth it!