General Tso chicken: a simple dinner idea

Tina Howell

This is the busiest time of the year and as someone who cooks almost daily, I am always looking for new and easy recipes especially for those days when I don't have hours to spend in the kitchen. Crock Pot recipes are some of my favorites because after just a little prep time, it allows me to cook while doing other things around the house or even run errands, without being stuck standing over a stove. This General Tso chicken recipe makes a great meal in the Crock Pot, when you are craving something different and delicious for dinner but are crunched for time.
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  • 3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • Sesame seeds for garnishing
  • 2 cups of cooked white or jasmine rice


  1. In a large mixing bowl add the chicken and cornstarch. Mix until chicken is fully coated in the cornstarch.
  2. Add the oil in a skillet and heat up over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned but not thoroughly cooked. Then put the chicken in the bottom of the Crock Pot.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, ginger and crushed red pepper, then pour the mixture over the top of chicken.
  4. Cook on low heat in the Crock Pot for about 3 to 4 hours, until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
  5. Stir, serve over rice and enjoy!

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