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Slow-Cooker Sesame Chicken with Cashews

slow-cooker sesame chicken with cashews Entree
Slow-Cooker Sesame Chicken with Cashews
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 4

This better-than-takeout sesame chicken has a flavor-packed sweet and slightly spicy sauce, fresh broccoli and roasted cashews for added crunch. MORE+ LESS-

September 12, 2017

Ingredients

1/4
cup plus 2 tablespoons Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
cup honey
1/4
cup soy sauce
1
tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
2
teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1-inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled and grated
4
teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
2
tablespoons cornstarch
4
cups small fresh broccoli florets
1/2
cup salted roasted whole cashews
2
teaspoons toasted sesame seed
Sliced green onions, if desired
Cooked white rice, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix 1/4 cup chicken broth, the honey, 2 tablespoons of the soy sauce, the rice vinegar, sesame oil, gingerroot, garlic and red pepper. Add chicken and mix to coat; transfer to slow cooker.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until chicken is no longer pink. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons chicken broth; stir into slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly around edges and starting to thicken.
  • 3
    Add remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce and the broccoli to slow cooker, mixing to coat broccoli with sauce mixture; cover and continue cooking 10 to 15 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Stir in cashews. Before serving, sprinkle with sesame seed, and garnish with sliced green onions. Serve with cooked white rice.
  • Add a side of egg rolls or pot stickers for a complete meal.

Expert Tips

  • If you prefer more spicy heat, stir in an additional 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
1170mg
49%
Potassium
670mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
20g
Protein
36g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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