Cooking Time:4-6 hours
Ingredients4 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.
- Combine water, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, ginger, and crushed red pepper.
- If you like you can use a crock pot liner.
- If you are not using the liner, spray the slow cooker with cooking spray and add chicken.
- Cover chicken with the sauce mixture.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 4-6 hours.
- Remove chicken from the slow cooker and cut into bite sized chunks.
- 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.
- NOTE: Carefully as it will thicken fast.
- 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!
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What is Hoisen sauce and where can I purchase it?
Hi Tina it is a Chinese barbecue-like sauce (pictured HERE). You can usually find it in the grocery store near the Chinese foods, but I would ask your local grocer. Happy Crocking!
Or you can make it yourself if you prefer
Do you think I might add pineapple chunks?
Can you use frozen chicken breasts?
Hi Mary Ann, you can use frozen chicken, you would just need to adjust the crocking time by 1 – 2 hours. You could also use a meat thermometer to check the chicken. Hope this helps! Happy Crocking!
At what point do you add the scallions in the photo? What is a good veggie to pair with this? Thanks!
Hi Cyndi, I just sprinkled some on the top before serving to add some color. I would also serve a green vegetable with this dish, along with a nice side salad. We like broccoli, but everyone has their favorites. Even if it isn’t green, serve your favorite.. Happy Crocking!
Could I use chicken tenderloin instead of the entire breast?
Hi Dominique please make this recipe your own, and I am sure it will be very tasty! 🙂
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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.
So sorry David the recipe didn’t meet your expectations! 🙁
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?
Tracy if you add honey I would only add about 2 Tablespoons full… and if you like it sweeter, you might switch out the 1/2 cup of water for 1/2 cup of pineapple juice. That too could add the sweetness you are looking for. Thanks for the question, and Happy Crocking!
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!