Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

Who needs take out? Make General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken instead! Part of our “7 Meals in 1 Hour” slow cooker/freezer meals post.

Who needs take out? Make General Tso's Slow Cooker Chicken instead! Part of our "7 Meals in 1 Hour" slow cooker/freezer meals post.

We love Chinese food here at my place, but it’s definitely not the healthiest of choices if you’re watching what you’re eating. But, this version is made in the slow cooker instead, which cuts out a lot of the unhealthy stuff but still renders the kick that General Tso’s is known for. For a side dish, I didn’t have jasmine rice on hand so I instead boiled jasmine and green tea bags along with my rice to make my own jasmine rice, which complemented the chicken nicely. Hope you’ll give General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken a try – enjoy!

This dish is also part of our “7 Meals in 1 Hour” slow cooker/freezer meals post!  Click HERE to see all the recipes!

General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 4

General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken

Adapted from Miriam Tirips' recipe, http://www.wicproject.com/recipe/slow-cooker-general-tsos-chicken/

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. boneless and skinless chicken
  • 5 tsp. minced garlic
  • 8 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. ginger
  • 6 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 9-oz. package of frozen sugar snap peas, cooked

Instructions

  1. If using chicken breasts, cut into medium-sized chunks or strips (not too small); for other sections, use whole piece.
  2. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  3. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients except for the peas.
  4. Pour mixture over chicken in slow cooker and stir.
  5. Cook on high for 3-5 hours (adjust according to your slow cooker's hotness if needed).
  6. During last half hour of cooking, add peas and stir to coat with sauce.
  7. Serve over rice.
  8. ***If FREEZING, place all ingredients except sugar snap peas into gallon-sized freezer bag. Thaw overnight in refrigerator before placing into slow cooker.***
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Comments

  1. Gardenpat says:

    Have it in my crockpot right now and it smells SO good. Best of all, it used only ingredients that I already had and keep in the house! The snowstorm may be raging here, but we’re having Chinese tonight!!!! (Plus, it’s a lot cheaper!!)

  2. I love when I come across a recipe and have all ingredients on hand, which is especially helpful when the weather isn’t being cooperative like in your case! Stay warm and enjoy! 😀

  3. Scott Nosek says:

    Started this and found out I was out of honey. Subbing with applesauce. should be interesting.

  4. I found your website a week or so ago, but had not made time to peruse it. I finally checked it out yesterday and made a plan for the next few days. Tried the General Tso’s Chicken today as my first attempt and it turned out really well. We like things spicy here so I may need to add some more spices – maybe some cayenne. The family was happy and I was grateful to have a great meal taken care of without much ado, and with all the ingredients already on hand! LOVED that! Thanks so much! 🙂

  5. Kortnee says:

    Mine came out a little dry. I wonder if my crockpot is the problem, and maybe I should have cooked it less than 4 hours. Is there a conversion to cook on low instead of high?

    • Hi Kortnee and thank for stopping by! I have this happen with CP chicken sometimes too. Two things I’ve done with success: Use larger pieces of chicken, or cook on low but for a bit longer – but test for doneness with either option before serving. Good luck! 🙂

  6. I think my slow cooker is only 3 or 4 quart size. Do you think the 2lb top round roast from the mexican dish will fit??

    • Heather says:

      Mary – Sorry not sure what recipe you are specifically talking about – I think this meal would fit into a smaller slow cooker – just not sure about a 2 pound roast – have never used a small slow cooker like that 🙂 Good Luck!

  7. I’ve added this receipe to MyFitnessPal in case anyone needs calorie information,etc:
    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/view/278871743057197

  8. My husband and kids don’t like snap peas, is there another vegetable you would recommend for this one? Thanks!

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