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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