Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

4.84 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 5
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Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken is a super easy meal with an amazing sweet and savory sauce with a little bit of heat! This is way better than takeout!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into one inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp dry ginger
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper more or less to liking
  • Optional garnish green onions, sesame seeds, additional red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl add the chicken and cornstarch. Toss until the chicken is completely coated in the cornstarch. In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat add oil and cook the chicken until the chicken is lightly brown but not cooked throughout. Put in the bottom of a slow cooker.

  2. In a small mixing bowl [url:4]whisk[/url] together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and crushed red pepper. Pour on top of chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or until chicken is cooked throughout. *see note
  4. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you are cooking the chicken without browning in the skillet first, when chicken is finished cooking, remove the chicken and add 1 Tablespoon cornstarch to the sauce. Add the chicken back to the crockpot and cook for an additional 15 minutes until the sauce thickens up. Chicken could also take longer to cook, closer to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 962mg 40%
Potassium 419mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 29g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.