Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Cashew Chicken

Yay! Crock pot season has begun!!

Fall means supper simmering in the slow cooker filling your home with tantalizing aromas!





This slow cook chicken is family friendly, easy to put together and can cook while you’re busy finishing up your afternoon errands







It is tangy and sweet, can be served alone or over rice or noodles, and can be garnished at the end so your more picky eaters don’t have to deal with “the green things!”







Cut boneless chicken into 1 inch pieces {I used chicken tenders to make cutting even easier} and place the pieces in a large ziplock bag with cornstarch and pepper







Give the chicken a quick saute in a skillet with a little oil







Turn pieces to get both sides golden





Place chicken in slow cooker and top with carrots








Combine sauce ingredients and pour over all











Set cooker to low and 4 hours later, dinner is ready!







Garnish with green onions and cashews and serve in a bowl or over noodles or rice







Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Cashew Chicken

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4


  • slow cooker


  • 2 lbs boneless chicken cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste*
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes {optional}
  • 12 oz. baby carrots
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 green onions tops chopped


  • Combine cornstarch and pepper in resealable food storage bag.
  • Add chicken. Shake to coat with cornstarch mixture.
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken about 2 minutes on each side. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  • Top with carrots.
  • Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sweet chili sauce sugar, garlic, ginger, and optional pepper flakes, in a measuring cup.
  • Pour over chicken and carrots.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours. Garnish with cashews and green onions. Serve in a bowl or over noodles or rice.


*keep ginger paste in the freezer, it will last a long time and you can pull it out and use it whenever you need it, so handy!
Keyword Asian chicken, cashew chicken, slow cooker chicken, sweet chili cashew chicken, sweet chili chicken









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25 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Cashew Chicken”
  1. Nancy says:

    Well you already know what I’m going to say…

    What an amazing recipe! Easy quick and delish! I’ll be making this soon! Sweet Man will love this.

  2. Jenna, this looks delicious and so easy to prepare! Would you believe I don’t own a crock pot, I wonder why! It would be so helpful on the three days each week that I keep the girls. I think this recipe has convinced me to buy one. Happy Tuesday!

  3. Sue says:

    I am not certain I understand the tablespoon/cup measurements for some of the ingredients such as catsup.

    • Thank you Sue, it’s fixed now, I really appreciate you pointing that out!

      • Sue says:

        Looking forward to making the corrected recipe. Thanks. Will use my instant pot for the browning and then carry on with the slow cooker setting. Love having a meal ready to eat at the end of a busy day.

      • thanks again for pointing out the mistakes Sue, I really appreciate it! Using your instant pot for the browning sounds good…I still don’t have one yet, I feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t!!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I just got out my large crockpot this morning! I am making Lemon Chicken. Your recipe sounds very good – I will have to try it! 💗 I love using the crock pot liners as they make clean-up a breeze too. 😊 Do you buy your ginger in a tube?

    • yes, ginger in a tube! I used crockpot liners until I screwed up a recipe and cooked it on high and the liner stuck, but that was my bad, usually they work great, I just use spray it’s just about as easy…lemon chicken sounds lovely!

  5. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, oh I love using my crock pot in the fall. This chicken dish sounds like a real winner. I will have to give this a go. Thanks for the recipe. Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  6. Sounds good! Still lovin’ your Crock Pot:@)

  7. That looks really delicious! Rick would love it too!

  8. Kitty says:

    Yummmmmy! This sweet cashew chicken sounds so good, Jenna! I’ll have to make this soon. Thank you for sharing.

  9. helenfern says:

    I love cashew chicken and you’ve made it look so easy (and it looks tasty too!) – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – Have a fabulous week!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,450. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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