March 2019 - Toronto ONI was craving Chinese food but we don't have any good take-out delivery and I prefer making my own.But was also lazy when I came across this recipe. It worked out really well! Note that this is six servings so adjust if necessary. My changes are in red.
Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken Author: Christine of Must Love Home Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes Yield: 6 servings
Ingredients 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1.5 – 2.0 pounds total), cut into bite-size chunks I used boneless skinless chicken thighs 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 tsp black pepper 2 TBSP vegetable oil didn't use 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1 TBSP minced garlic 1 tsp fresh minced ginger 1 tsp sriracha pinch red pepper flakes sliced green onion for garnish (optional)
Instructions Place cornstarch, black pepper and chicken chunks into a plastic bag. Shake until chicken is evenly coated with cornstarch. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil of medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until chicken is browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Chicken will not be cooked thru. I said I was feeling lazy and skipped this part and put the cut up chicken into the slow cooked and tossed in the corn starch. Remove the chicken from the skillet to the slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, pinch of red pepper flakes and sriracha. Stir until well blended. Pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. Stir the chicken until coated with the sauce. Turn the slow cooker to high and cover. Cook for 3-4 hours until the chicken is cooked thru and the sauce is thick. Serve over rice.
Start checking the slow cooker at 2 hours. Depending on the size and power of your slow cooker, this dish may be done in less time. I added chicken stock as required.