I wanted to use my crockpot last week to finish off some chicken we had stored in the fridge, but was also really craving Chinese cuisine.
After a quick Pinterest search, I stumbled upon a General Tso’s recipe. I made a few tweaks and added my own adjustments. This recipe was sooo easy, quick and delicious. I even had some leftovers for the next day with steamed rice.
Serve with white rice, with edamame or other veggies.
*Note: this recipe is best when chicken is browned first on a skillet but not cooked all the way through. This chicken only takes about 3 hours to cook on high in the crockpot.
Crockpot General Tso’s Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into one inch cubes
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- In a mixing bowl toss chicken and cornstarch until completely covered.
- Cook chicken on skillet until lightly brown but not cooked all the way through.
- Put chicken in crockpot.
- n a small mixing bowl whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and pour on top of chicken.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours and serve over rice with sesame seeds and green onions (optional).