Now that I am living in an apartment, I’m in serious money-saving mode. After experiencing apartment life for a month, my biggest challenge has been budgeting for grocery shopping and mastering cooking for one.
While I enjoy cooking and baking, takeout and prepared foods can be so darn tempting! Quick and filling, perhaps, but easy on the wallet? Nope.
So I’ve begun scouring Pinterest to find the best copycat takeout recipes. This way I can make my takeout and eat it too! I think I struck gold with this Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken recipe…I’ve already made it twice in the past two weeks, if that’s any indication
I used the recipe from The Recipe Critic and adapted it to my taste preferences:
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (About 4 pieces)
- 3 Tablespoons ccornstarch
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce
- 4 Tablespoons ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons Sriracha
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 cup cashews
This. is. amazing.
By far the best slow cooker dish I’ve ever tasted! Like the original recipe mentions, the key is pan searing the chicken in the cornstarch and pepper coating before cooking it in the slow cooker.
To me, this is better than takeout! I am in control of all the ingredients (especially the salt) plus using the slow cooker means after my initial work, the slow cooker takes care of the rest. This is a must try if you like takeout!
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