Sunday afternoons are meant to be lazy, quiet and peaceful. Minimal stress and more relaxation. Today it happens to be a very rainy and gray Sunday afternoon which to mean means the perfect day for a cup of tea, a good book and a cozy corner of the house where the window can be cracked and I can hear the pitter-pat of rain on the roofs. Before that can happen however, I needed to square away dinner (my most dreaded meal of the day). Sundays are the perfect day for crockpot meals: plenty of time for prep before church and then you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon. I've been super into asian-inspired food lately so I thought I'd do a little asian flavor tonight:
To make the sauce, whisk together soy sauce, ketchup, rice vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes in a small bowl; set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 2 minutes.
Place chicken into a slow cooker. Stir in soy sauce mixture and gently toss to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 hours. Stir in cashews and carrots and cook on low heat for an additional 15-30 minutes.
Viola. Bon appetite.