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Delightfully Easy Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

This copycat General Tso's Chicken means you can make your favorite Chinese takeout at home!

Copycat General Tsos Chicken
Copycat General Tsos Chicken
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This Copycat General Tso's Chicken recipe is next level-delicious. You'll definitely think twice about ordering takeout after trying this amazing slow cooker chicken recipe. It tastes better than the real thing and is much healthier for you! Just make sure you have a bit of time for this one, since you'll want your chicken to come out nice and tender. In 4 -5 hours, you'll have a delightful Chinese-style recipe that your family will be begging for instead of takeout from now on.


Preparation Time10 min

Slow Cooker Time LOW5 hr 20 min



  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons catsup
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon very finely minced fresh ginger or teaspoon dry ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken choose thighs, breast or a combo
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Cooked rice for serving
  • Slivered green onion and sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray.

  2. Combine all sauce ingredients in a large bowl until smooth and well mixed, then toss with the chicken pieces to coat.

  3. Place chicken and sauce into slow cooker set on low and cook 4 -5 hours.

  4. Remove chicken from the sauce to a chopping board and cut into 1-inch pieces.

  5. Spoon out about 3 tablespoons of the sauce into a small bowl and combine well with the cornstarch to make a thick paste. Stir this into the sauce in the cooker until well mixed, then return cut up chicken to the pot. Continue to cook another 15 – 20 minutes until sauce thickens.

  6. Serve over cooked rice and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and slivered green onions.

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Is there a different ingredient that I could use in place of corn starch?


Where are the directions????


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