Crock Pot Cashew Chicken

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Crock Pot Cashew Chicken is a great way to cook up a storm with almost no effort at all. And cashews are a fabulous addition to chicken. Cashews are a sweet and buttery nut. The cashew comes from the apple of the fruit of the cashew tree. The nut is removed from the apple and shelled (the shell contains toxins that make it unfit for human consumption) and then salted or otherwise processed for markets. The nut tree itself is an evergreen tree that grows in Brazil. Cashews are loaded with interesting and unique components, especially copper. Phosphorous, manganese and zinc are other important minerals found in surprising quantities in these nuts. Most nuts can provide us with a range of important nutrients. They contain anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories. You might be surprised to learn that cashews have lower amounts of fats in them than other nuts. Of course, the fats in cashews, like other nuts, are monounsaturated fats, the good fats, like those found in olive oil. And those fats are good for your heart.

This dish is easy to pull together and can be attempted by even an amateur cook. The results are almost guaranteed, and the worst thing that could happen is to overcook the chicken, which can result in a somewhat dried out meat. Still, having been cooked in with all the rest of the ingredients, the chicken will be infused with flavor. And, there is a bit of juice that can be used to keep the chicken moist and delicious. The buttery flavor of cashews and their slightly tender bite complements chicken well, underscoring and highlighting the sweetness that chicken has.

Try this dish soon. Crock pot meals are time savers and sure fire successes. They allow people to eat on their own schedules and still get a great meal. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Favorite Family Recipes.

Nutrition Facts for: Crock Pot Cashew Chicken From Favorite Family Recipes
Ingredients: Boneless skinless chicken breasts, all purpose flour, black pepper, canola oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic clove, fresh ginger, red pepper flakes, unsalted cashews.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 621, Calories from Fat 256, Total Fat 28.4g 44%, Saturated Fat 6.5g 32%, Cholesterol 202mg 67%, Sodium 1181mg 49%, Potassium 734mg 21%, Carbohydrates 17.5g 6%, Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%, Sugars 5.1g, Protein 70.3g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 5%, Iron 26%

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