Friday, October 25, 2013

General Tsao's Chicken

If you love the flavors of General Tsao's Chicken, you're going to go crazy for this version that allows you to effortlessly cook the dish in your slow cooker. In just four to six hours, this Dump and Go General Tsao's Chicken dish comes together while you go about your day. With a homemade sauce made from tasty ingredients like hoisen sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, ginger and crushed red pepper, this General Tsao's chicken recipe is one you'll want to make again and again. The slow cooker preparation makes the meat tender and juicy so there's a lot to love about this dish!


■4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
■1/2 cup water
■3 T hoisen sauce
■2 T soy sauce
■1/2 cup brown sugar
■3 T ketchup
■1/4 tsp dry ginger
■1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (more or less to liking)
■1 T cornstarch

1. In a mixing bowl, mix together water, hoisen sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, ginger, and crushed red pepper.

2. If you aren’t using a liner for your crockpot, spray crockpot with cooking spray and add chicken. Add sauce on top.

3. Cook for 4-6 hours on low. Remove chicken and cut into chunks.

4. Whisk cornstarch in the sauce to thicken it up. If it isn’t quite to desired thickness, slowly add more cornstarch teaspoon by teaspoon. But be careful because it can thicken up fast.

5. Add chicken back to the crockpot and allow to heat through for another 15 minutes.

6. Serve over hot rice and garnish with toasted sesame seeds if desired.

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