Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

I love making Chinese take-out dinners at home.  I have always wanted to try making General Tso’s Chicken. When I saw this recipe for a slow cooker version I knew it was time to finally try it.

It turned out great! It was full of flavor, nicely spicy. It was great!

What you need,

2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tbsp. olive oil
½ cup cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. black pepper

4 tbsp. hoisin sauce
4 tbsp. soy sauce
4 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. water
½ tsp. red pepper flakes (if you like it spicy you can up it too 1 tsp)
¼ cup chopped green onion for serving
White rice for serving

Heat the oil over medium heat in a non-stick skillet. In a large zip lock bag combine the cornstarch, salt, garlic powder and black pepper.

Place the pieces of chicken in the bag and shake well to coat.

In a bowl whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, garlic, water and red pepper flake.

Brown the chicken for 1-2 minutes per side until brown and crisp.

Place the browned chicken in the slow cooker. Pour half the sauce over the chicken and cook on low for 3-4 hours, until the chicken is tender.

Just before serving stir in the remaining sauce and sprinkle with the green onions.

Serve over the rice.

I would highly recommend this chicken, it was really fabulous!



Recipe adapted from Favourite Family Recipes

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