slow-cooked general tso's chicken

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By sherry monfils
from worcester, MA

I love this chicken, but wanted to make it in the slow cooker and found a way..so yummy. Worth the wait1

serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow-cooked general tso's chicken

  • 2 lb
    chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1 c
    cornstarch,divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    each, salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    sesame oil, can use canola oil
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light soy sauce
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/3 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/3 c
    chopped scallions
  • 2 c
    cooked broccoli florets, prefer steamed
  • 1-1/2 c
    cooked white rice, can use brown rice

How To Make slow-cooked general tso's chicken

  • 1
    In shallow bowl, combine 3/4 cup cornstarch, salt and pepper. Dip chicken cubes into cornstarch mix. Heat oil in lg skillet, over med-high heat.
  • 2
    Brown chicken. remove chicken from pan. In slow-cooker combine, sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, vinegar, garlic, cayenne pepper and giner, mix well.
  • 3
    Add chicken. Cover, cook on low for 4 hrs. If sauce isn't thick enough, combine remaining cornstarch w/ 1/4 cup water and stir into pot until thickened. Serve over rice and broccoli.
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