Crock Pot General Tso’s Chicken

g**** I found this on the Internet. Not really sure where it originated from. I LOVE Chinese food! It can be super expensive. I love crock pot meals because it is so easy to just throw the stuff in and let the crock pot do the work! I have not made this yet, but will do so when I have all the ingredients****


2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 cup of corn starch, divided

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce

1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice

1/3 cup vinegar (white distilled or apple cider)

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon dried ginger

Green onions, chopped, to top

Rice and broccoli, to serve


Combine 3/4 cups cornstarch, the salt, and the pepper in a shallow dish. Dip the chicken pieces in the cornstarch mixture to coat, shake off excess, and set aside.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken pieces. It should take less than 2 minutes per side. Remove chicken and set aside.

In the slow cooker (or crock pot) combine the sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and cayenne, stir to mix well.

Add the chicken to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours. Check 20 minutes before serving and make sure the sauce is thick enough. If it is not, take the remaining 1/4 cup of cornstarch and mix it with a 1/4 cup of cold water until a slurry forms. The gently mix it into the chicken and sauce, being careful to not scrape the cornstarch coating off the chicken. Cook for another 20 minutes and serve over rice with broccoli. Top with the chopped green onion.


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