One-Pot Wednesdays: Cashew Chicken

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Many thanks to LuminousMom who provided this week's One-Pot Wednesday recipe! Last night I successfully made her Cashew Chicken One-Pot Meal recipe in my crock pot. I have to admit, I'm not used to cooking with creamy soups (this one calls for one can of cream of chicken soup) and was a little wary about using said product. But for LuminousMom, I made an exception.


It wasn't my favorite smell during the cooking process—it was sort of like smelling a whole lot of chicken bouillon cubes—BUT the results were quite a different matter. I believe my family would even describe it as light and delicious. In fact, I would definitely make this again, especially if I was feeding picky eaters. My favorite part about this recipe? It requires so few ingredients (see photo) and took me literally negative two seconds to throw together.


Cashew Chicken One-pot Meal Recipe from LuminousMom

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, thawed and trimmed of fat

1 can cream of chicken soup

4 cups chicken broth (or water, it's fine either way!)

1 cup whole raw cashews (you can use canned/roasted if you can't find raw)

1 bunch green onions, cut into 1-2" pieces

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to taste.. more if you like spicy, maybe less if you don't like heat at all) **Cafe Kim had to use one fresh chile because Mr. Cafe Kim forgot to buy cayenne pepper last time he was at the store, but this worked just fine.

1/2 tsp cracked black pepper


Place your chicken breasts in the bottom of a lined crock pot (I line mine with heavy duty aluminum foil, but they also sell plastic liners). Pour over the water, soup, spices, onions, and cashews and set on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours. You will know it's done when the cashews are soft enough you can pierce with a fork, and the chicken easily pulls apart/shreds and should be 165 degrees internally.

During the cooking process the chicken breasts will break apart a bit, you can either shred them right before serving or serve whole over white rice or brown rice. I usually top with a few more cashews before serving! The cashews in the sauce will be soft, so crunchy ones on top are a nice contrast.


Got a one-pot meal you'd like me to try for next week? Please post it here!


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Lumin... LuminousMom

glad you liked it!

Cafe... Cafe Kristen

The dish came out amazing. And I have the exact same crock pot. :) K

momma... mommamiaria

Here is a wonderful, easy, one pot meal that my family loves!


Meaty Spanish Rice


2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 cups water
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
Black pepper to taste

In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the ground turkey, onion and green pepper; cook until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Add all of the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 30 minutes.


Maria


THE COOKING CAFE


http://www.cafemom.com/group/27504/


Cafe Kim Cafe Kim

Thanks, Maria! I'll try this for next Wednesday and report back. Stay tuned...

aiden... aidensmomma508

I made the cashew chicken. It was yummy!

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