General Tso Chicken Crock Pot is all about taking a classic recipe and making it even better! General Tso’s Chicken is one of the most popular Chinese dishes in America, combining crispy fried chicken pieces with a sweet tangy sauce. It’s totally addictive!

General Tso Chicken Crock Pot

This is the slow cooker chicken version of our popular 20 Minute General Tso’s Chicken. We did this version in a crock pot to make it even more tender and mouthwatering…

The sauce intensifies inside the crock pot, but it also thickens due to the cornstarch. That produces a burst of crispy, tangy, sweet flavors that none of us can resist. Love!

General Tso's Chicken Crock Pot

First you dredge the chicken in cornstarch, and then brown it in a skillet for several minutes to build flavor. Then it’s into the slow cooker for a mouthwatering simmer in the famous General Tso sauce.



When you’re ready to serve, we’ve included three classic garnishes: green onions, crushed chili peppers and sesame seeds. You can choose all or none according to your preference. This dish will taste fantastic regardless – enjoy!


If you’re looking for more slow cooker recipes, check out TipBuzz’s Honey Garlic Chicken Slow Cooker!

General Tso's Chicken Crock Pot
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The Best Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken (with Video)

A variation on classic General Tso's Chicken that's made in a slow cooker or crock pot
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 284 kcal
Author TipBuzz



  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

General Tso Sauce

  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp water


  • red pepper flakes optional
  • green onions / scallions minced, optional
  • sesame seeds optional
  • steamed rice


  1. Slice chicken breasts into bite size pieces and place in a large ziplock bag with cornstarch, salt and pepper. Shake until coated.
  2. Fry chicken in two batches to brown. Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil to a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Shake off excess cornstarch from half of chicken pieces and add to the frying pan. Fry several minutes until lightly golden.
  3. Repeat the previous step for the remaining chicken pieces. Then add all the browned chicken to the slow cooker.
  4. Add the garlic, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey and water to the slow cooker. Then cook for 4 hours on low heat. You may want to cook rice separately at this time too.
  5. When ready to serve, fill bowls halfway with steamed rice. Add chicken pieces on top. Sprinkle on optional red pepper flakes, green onions and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
The Best Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 904mg 38%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 6g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Here’s a restaurant-quality recipe for the perfect easy weeknight dish! This Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken is super easy to make, is tender, sweet and sticky. All you need is just a few simple ingredients: chicken breast, corn starch, garlic, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey. So delicious! Easy dinner recipe. Crock Pot Dinner. Video recipe. |

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