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Slow Cooker TSOs Chicken

  • Cooking Time:

    4-6 hours
  • Servings:



4 chicken, breasts, boneless, skinless
1/2 c. water
3 T. hoisin sauce
2 T. soy sauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
3 T. ketchup
1/4 tsp. dry ginger
1/2 tsp. red pepper, crushed (more or less to liking)
1 T. cornstarch

A favorite of many of my Facebook Friends would be Slow Cooker TSO’s Chicken. Delicious flavor and great to serve to family or guests.

  1. Combine water, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, ginger, and crushed red pepper.
  2. If you like you can use a crock pot liner.
  3. If you are not using the liner, spray the slow cooker with cooking spray and add chicken.
  4. Cover chicken with the sauce mixture.
  5. Cover. Cook on Low for 4-6 hours.
  6. Remove chicken from the slow cooker and cut into bite sized chunks.
  7. While chicken is out, whisk cornstarch into the sauce to thicken.  If you like your sauce thicker, slowly add cornstarch by teaspoons to desired consistency.
  8. NOTE: Carefully as it will thicken fast.
  9. Place bite sized chunks of chicken back in the slow cooker and allow to heat through for another 15 minutes.

Delicious served over rice and garnished with toasted sesame seeds, if desired.

NOTE: I use a little crushed red pepper, but have it available at the table for those that like the heat!

Happy Crocking!

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10 years ago

What is Hoisen sauce and where can I purchase it?

D. Madsen
D. Madsen
10 years ago
Reply to  Tina

Or you can make it yourself if you prefer

10 years ago

Do you think I might add pineapple chunks?

Mary Ann
Mary Ann
10 years ago

Can you use frozen chicken breasts?

Cyndi M.
Cyndi M.
10 years ago

At what point do you add the scallions in the photo? What is a good veggie to pair with this? Thanks!

10 years ago

Could I use chicken tenderloin instead of the entire breast?


[…] 4 chicken, breasts, boneless, skinless 1/2 c. water 3 T. hoisin sauce 2 T. soy sauce 1/2 c. brown sugar 3 T. ketchup 1/4 tsp. dry ginger 1/2 tsp. red pepper, crushed (more or less to liking) 1 T. cornstarch   Directions@ Get Crocked <GET DIRECTIONS HERE […]

9 years ago

I thought this recipe was merely “okay”. When I put in the corn starch, nothing happened. I added another dose of corn starch and still nothing really happened. Thickening aside, I thought the recipe was fairly bland and needed a little something extra. Adding more crushed red pepper at the table made it tolerable, but I wasn’t really very impressed.

Tracy Huntsman
Tracy Huntsman
9 years ago

I have not made this yet but that being said I have have several versions of General Tso’s chicken, my favorite being on the sweeter side. I am thinking honey was added to the one I liked. How much would you recommend? Or would you recommend something different?

9 years ago

I’m making this tonight! I used 1/4c water and a 1/4c pineapple juice. I also prefer mine on the sweeter side. I also adjusted the pepper flakes to 3/4tsp. Sweet and spicy!!! It smells delicious in the house! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Asian night is one of our favorite dinner nights, aside from Taco Tuesday!

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