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10 Best Slow Cooker Recipes. Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken. My healthy version of the classic dish. It is gluten and dairy free also.

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

  • Author: Vanessa Vickery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x



  • 1/4 cup arrowroot (tapioca flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 kilogram chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons coconut amino sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons organic tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews


  1. Season arrowroot (tapioca flour) with black pepper in a bowl and add the chicken and  coat well.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a large fry pan on moderate heat.. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes until browned on all sides. Remove chicken and add to slow cooker.
  3. Mix rest of the ingredients (except cashews) in a small bowl and pour over chicken and toss to coat. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  4. Once you are ready to serve, stir the cashews into chicken and sauce and serve with quinoa (or rice if you prefer).