Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe (General Tso’s Copycat)

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe (General Tso’s Copycat)

How To Make Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe (General Tso’s Copycat)

This slow cooker chicken serves a mouthwatering dish just like General Tso’s! Tender chicken is cooked with hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 5 minutes



  • 4chicken breasts,boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¼cupcornstarch
  • 1tspvegetable oil
  • ½cuphoisin sauce
  • 2tbspsoy sauce
  • ½cupbrown sugar
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • 3tbsprice wine vinegar
  • 1tspsesame oil
  • ¼tspdry ginger
  • ½tspred pepper,crushed, to taste

Optional Garnish:

  • green onions
  • sesame seeds
  • red pepper flakes


  1. In a mixing bowl add the chicken and cornstarch. Toss until the chicken is completely coated in the cornstarch.

  2. In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat add oil and cook the chicken until the chicken is lightly brown but not cooked throughout. Put in the bottom of a slow cooker.

  3. In a small mixing bowl whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and crushed red pepper. Pour on top of chicken in the slow cooker.

  4. Cook on Low heat for 3 to 4 hours or until chicken is cooked throughout.

  5. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes, if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you are cooking the chicken without browning in the skillet first, when chicken is finished cooking, remove the chicken and add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to the sauce. Add the chicken back to the crockpot and cook for an additional 15 minutes until the sauce thickens up. Chicken could also take longer to cook, closer to 4 hours.


  • Calories: 399.29kcal
  • Fat: 15.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.04g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.72g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.30g
  • Fiber: 0.87g
  • Sugar: 21.11g
  • Protein: 30.54g
  • Cholesterol: 89.86mg
  • Sodium: 857.83mg
  • Calcium: 41.61mg
  • Potassium: 392.49mg
  • Iron: 1.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 33.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.07mg
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