WIAW # 94 – Paleo Crockpot or Oven Cashew Chicken | Easy, Healthy Dinner

WIAW # 94 – Paleo Crockpot or Oven Cashew Chicken | Easy, Healthy Dinner

It’s a new recipe for What I Ate Wednesday.


This is one of our favorites and it is so easy. These are my favorite types of recipes. 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 some aspects of the diet 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 was in my pantry)
  • 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 (can use lite soy sauce, not Paleo though)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cashews


  1. In a lidded container or ziplock bag, combine the black pepper and flour.  Add the chicken and shake the container/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, to simply add some crisp to the chicken it will not cook through in this step.
  2. Combine all other ingredients into a bowl (except for the cashews)
  3. Crockpot Option: Place the chicken and sauce into a crockpot. Stir in the cashews. Cook on low for 2-3 hours
  4. Oven Option: Place the chicken and sauce on a foil lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

We paired it with rice and broccoli 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 lived 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, just go for it.

In the Comments Below:

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

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