Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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I have been into trying out new Asian recipes at home.   They usually end up being super easy.  Plus, my kids tend to really enjoy Asian cuisine.

This isn’t the first time I have made cashew chicken in the slow cooker.   But, This is the first time I made it a little spicy.  It was wonderful.   I have been a little obsessed with butter lettuce as of late.  I have been making lettuce wraps out of everything and anything.   Egg salad, tuna, leftover chicken.   and now slow cooker cashew chicken.

This was a really great dinner to have  and the leftovers were wonderful to eat for lunch.    When I served this for dinner I also served some Jasmine rice.  Just so my kids could soak up the spice a little bit.

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of course I added a ton of hidden veggies into this slow cooker cashew chicken.  I added an entire head of chopped  cabbage Plus four shredded carrots.   You know what?  You could barely tell the veggies were in this!  Plus, the veggies gave he cashew chicken the body it needed.

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

2 large boneless chicken breasts

4 tablespoons of cornstarch

1 head of chopped cabbage

4 shredded carrots- or more

2 cups of cashews

1 head of butter lettuce

Cashew Chicken Sauce 

1/3 cup of soy sauce

1/4 cup of rice vinegar

3 tablespoons of sriracha

2 teaspoons of sweet chili sauce- like Frankie’s Hot sauce

3 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 garlic clove- chopped or minced

1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger

Method:  Mix the sauce together in a measuring cup and set aside.   Turn slow cooker onto low and add chicken and corn starch.  Mix.  Add sauce and let cook for about an hour.  Add chopped cabbage and carrots on top of the chicken, but don’t mix them in.  Let them steam on top of the chicken.   About 45 minutes before serving, mix the cabbage and carrots in with the chicken and add the cashews on top.    let cook.   Serve with butter lettuce and rice if desired.

 

I will be introducing this to the mix!  It is just too good and too easy!   Once you purchase all the staples for Asian cuisine- ( soy sauce, rice vinegar etc).  It is really easy to make fun dishes at home!

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