Fakeout takeout at home, but make it in a slow cooker! That's the beauty of this recipe for Healthy Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken. This recipe features chunks of chicken breast, lightly pan fried and then slow cooked in a sweet and savory sauce made with Hoisin sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Perfect to feed a family or to prep for one for lunches for the week; serve with rice, cauliflower rice, and a vegetable for the ideal meal. Just like takeout, but healthier.
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine asian, Chinese
Keyword chicken, slow cooker
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 3hours
1/4cuplow sodium soy sauce
2tbsprice wine vinegar
1tspgingerpeeled and minced, or use the squeeze tube
sesame seedsfor garnish
Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized cubes.
Toss the chicken breast with the corn starch, and add a pinch of kosher salt and pepper.
Add cooking spray or olive oil spray to the frying pan and preheat over medium-high heat.
Sear the chicken on all sides (working in two batches) until golden on the outside (it will not be cooked through). Set aside on a plate.
Combine the soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, brown sugar, unsweetened applesauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger, minced garlic, sriracha, and rice wine vinegar in a bowl.
Add the chicken to the bottom of a slow cooker, and pour the sauce on top. Stir to combine thoroughly.