HEALTHY SLOW COOKER CASHEW CHICKEN

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I recently bought a slow cooker, so I have been looking on Pinterest for some good slow cooker recipes.  I found this one from the following pin the other day, and made it for dinner last night.

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This is a pretty healthy recipe as is, but as usual, I made a few minor changes to make it even healthier.  I was so pleased with how my first slow cooker recipe turned out that I can’t wait to make more recipes using this fantastic contraption that makes my life much easier!  Being able to throw everything in the cooker and then the cooker basically does everything else for you is a huge time saver!

If you’ve ever had cashew chicken at a chinese restaurant, you know how delicious it is!  This recipe is MUCH healthier and tastes just as good (my favorite kind of recipe – super healthy, but tastes like you’re getting away with something!).  Other than cutting up a few veggies, the cooker does everything else for you, so it’s super duper easy!

HEALTHY SLOW COOKER CASHEW CHICKEN

Ingredients: Makes 3-4 servings

  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into smaller pieces (about 1.5 lbs)
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 3/4 cup whole cashews
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 small tomato chopped into small pieces
  • pinch of stevia
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth

Directions:

1.) Chop your broccoli, carrots and chicken breasts.  Set aside.

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2.) In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, chopped tomato, stevia, garlic powder, and ginger.  Set aside.

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3.) The hardest part is done – told you this was a super duper easy recipe!  Now we just need to fill the slow cooker!  Place the chopped veggies, chicken, and cashews in the cooker.

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4.) Pour your sauce in the cooker over the veggies and chicken.

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5.) If necessary, add the water or chicken broth so the veggies and chicken are almost completely covered.  Cook in your cooker for 2-4 hours on high, or 4-8 hours on low.

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6.) When done cooking, season with sea salt and pepper and serve!

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You’re going to love this stuff, and you can feel great about putting it in your body – super good for you!  Enjoy! 🙂

 

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