Crockpot Stir Fry

The best part of early AM workouts…

 

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Definitely the sunrise.

Okay, maybe it’s the awesome workout that starts your day off right, but this is a close second.

 

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It sure beats the bad part of waking up at 5:30am, which is crashing before my work day ends!

On to dinner…stir fry as always been one of my go to meals, for as along as I can remember cooking meals.  A bag of frozen veggies and some shrimp from Trader Joe’s were the original version of this ever evolving meal.  Just when you think things couldn’t get easier than that, I discovered this recipe for Crockpot Cashew Chicken.

 

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We are always big fans of Chinese in this house, so I figured it would be an easy recipe to make for Monday’s dinner after a freezing day and tennis lessons!

 

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This recipe tastes just like stir fry…but made in your crockpot.  GENIUS!!!

 

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Just an FYI!  The Leftovers are a great post workout recovery meal! Yuummm!

 

 

Crockpot Cashew Chicken

Adapted from Sally Cooks

Ingredients

2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

1-2 cups frozen broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces

1 package of frozen stir fry veggies (I used mushrooms, peapods and onions)

1/2 cup cashews, unsalted

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup soy sauce

4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon ginger paste

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

 

Directions

Layer chicken, cashews and vegetables in the crockpot, sprayed with cooking spray.

Combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Pour over the chicken in crockpot and stir well.

Cook for 2-4 hours on high or 4-8 hours on low.

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11 thoughts on “Crockpot Stir Fry

  1. I made the lentil sweet potato stew this week -THANKS so much DH and DD loved it-it is great alone or over this grain mixture that I picked up at costco (fenguek, brown rice, wild rice, barley, quinoa). I plugged it into the ww recipe builder and the recipe (as you had it) was only 7 points so I doubled it. What a great lunch or after work before the second job snack :).

    I love the early mornings-it’s my favorite time to walk the dog (which hopefully will resume soon).
    Have a great weekend and thanks for the wonderful posts-I really enjoy them.

    • Oh that is great to know! I can’t wait to come visit the WW soon! I have been eating it this week with some chicken sausage and green beans. SO GOOD! Glad that everyone liked it. Stay warm this weekend and hope to bump into you and DD at yoga soon!

    • Just in time for round 3!
      Rumor has it we’re getting 10 inches over night. I went to Super Target where I spent a good 150$ of food, wine, and goodies. Plus some toys for Cooper to keep him busy. Should be another cold weekend!

  2. Today is the Lunar New Year, so your recipe is right on target! And I agree…sunrises make morning runs much more bearable! Have a great weekend!

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