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General Tso's Chicken Recipe


General Tso's Chicken Recipe

General Tso's Chicken is a classic Chinese-American dish that has become a staple in many households. The dish is named after General Tso Tsung-tang, a famous Chinese military leader and statesman, but the origins of this dish remain a mystery. Some say it was created in New York City, while others claim it was invented in Taiwan. Regardless of its origin, General Tso's Chicken has become a beloved dish across the world, and this slow cooker recipe is no exception.
Growing up, General Tso's Chicken was one of my favorite dishes. I would always request it for special occasions and celebrations. However, I often found that restaurant versions were too greasy or lacked the right balance of flavors. That's why I'm sharing this slow cooker recipe, which is both healthier and tastier than the traditional deep-fried version. This recipe is a family favorite, and I'm sure it will become one of yours too.

4 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Green onions, sliced (optional for garnish)
Sesame seeds (optional for garnish)
1. In a large bowl, mix together chicken, cornstarch, salt, and pepper.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Transfer chicken to a slow cooker.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
5. Pour the sauce over the chicken in the slow cooker.
6. Cook on low heat for 4 hours, or on high heat for 2 hours.
7. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
Enjoy your delicious and healthier version of General Tso's Chicken made in the slow cooker!

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