WIAW # 94 – Paleo Crockpot Cashew Chicken

It’s new recipe week for What I Ate Wednesday. Now, that life I calming down a little bit, I am hoping to have tons of new recipes coming your way.


Finally, the recipe I promised you a couple weeks ago. This is one of our favorites and it is so easy. Love, recipes like this. As you know we do not follow a Paleo diet, but there are a lot of things I love about it so I do incorporate it into our lives.

wiaw - paleo cashew chicken

Recipe adapted from here.


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot flour (I used tapioca; simply because that is what I had in the house)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup or tomato paste (If you follow a Paleo diet make sure you use Paleo  ketchup)
  • 1 Tbsp. palm sugar (you can substitute regular sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced, or 1/4 tsp dried ginger
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil (I didn’t have sesame oil at home so I used canola oil; this is not Paleo)
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar (FYI: rice vinegar is the same thing)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut aminos (This is not easy to find so I used lite soy sauce)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cashews


  • In a bag, combine the black pepper and flour.  Add the chicken and jostle the bag to coat the meat.  In a skillet (I used a wok) heat the coconut oil, cook the chicken for a few minutes on medium-high heat.
  • In a bowl, combine all other ingredients (except for the cashews)
  • Put the chicken and sauce into a crockpot. Stir in the cashews.
  • Cook on low for 2-3 hours

We paired it with rice and it was delicious.

Can you believe I just started using the crockpot after McKenzie and McKayla were born? I seriously don’t know how I loved without it. I use it at least 3 times a week and it is AMAZING. If you’ve never used one this is an easy recipe to start with, so go for it.


In the Comments Below:

  1. What is your favorite recipe right now?
  2. Do you love the crockpot?

About Renee

My name is Renee and I am a 30 year old wife and mother to four little girls. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Fit for Motherhood is my journey through motherhood, pregnancy and life in general all while trying my best to be fit and healthy.
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