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Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

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  • 1 cup corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size cubes


  • 2/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 6 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes, or more if you like
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • sliced green onions for garnish


  • Whisk together corn starch, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Add to a re-sealable bag.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of oil over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 of the chicken pieces to the corn starch mixture in the bag and toss to coat. Full tap off any excess corn starch mixture as you add the coated pieces to the hot pan to brown on each side for 1 minute. Repeat 3 more times with remaining chicken pieces. If too much corn starch builds up on your pan, stop, wipe out the pan, and add fresh oil.
  • Combine Sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Add 2/3 of the Sauce to a slow cooker with all of the browned chicken pieces. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Just before serving, add reserved Sauce to slow cooker and stir gently. Serve garnished with sliced green onions over steamed rice.