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Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

An easy slow cooker version of the family favorite General Tso's chicken and it's soooo much better than takeout!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
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Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 360kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds), chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce (can be found in the Asian section at most markets)
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • steamed or fried rice for serving


  • Preheat oil in a nonstick pan or skillet over medium heat. Whisk together corn starch, salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and pepper.
  • Add corn starch mixture and chicken pieces to a large zip lock bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken.
  • Add coated chicken pieces to pan. Saute 1-2 minutes until browned. (It chicken will still be raw in the middle at this point, that's okay)
  • In a bowl combine all sauce ingredients and whisk to combine. Add half to the crockpot along with chicken pieces. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Immediately before serving, Add remaining sauce to the crockpot and stir gently. Serve with rice.


Serve with steamed rice or fried rice, and roasted vegetables for a complete meal. 


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1956mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg