Slow Cooker General Tso Chicken
Slow Cooker General Tso Chicken full of flavor and simple to make. Once you make this at home you’ll never order this for take out from a Chinese restaurant again!
Slow Cooker General Tso Chicken
I have a fun surprise! Today is a switcheroo Freaky Friday blog hop!
A group of bloggers decided to poke around on each other’s sites, find a recipe to try, and reveal the identity of the blogger and recipe we chose today!
Freaky Friday Blog Hop
I’m happy to share a recipe from Who Needs a Cape? Are you familiar with the site? You’ll just love how this blog came to be.
A group of five ladies became buddies online while supporting each other during their pregnancies, and now several years later the same super moms share their love for cooking, along with DIY tips and projects!
How cool and unique for these friends to pull together their talents and share their creations with us!
I’ve connected with Lori online who is in charge of the social media aspect of their site, but boy would I love to meet each of them!
I was so excited to see a tab on their blog dedicated to slow cooker meals.
I’m enjoying the ease of using my Crock Pot and I’m alway so thrilled with the tender and tasty meals of slow cooking.
I looked at lot of recipes before I decided on the General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken recipe.
I picked this recipe to make since I thought the dish would be perfect to serve during the Chinese New Year celebration.
Plus, it’s a low-fat dish, the ingredients are stock items in my kitchen, and it doesn’t involve any frying, which is typical way to prepare this dish.
Furthermore, the sauce is not overly sweet. In fact, it has a little heat that is perfectly balanced with the honey that’s in this recipe.
I made one small adaptation to the original recipe. Instead of using frozen sugar snap peas, I served these Perfectly Seasoned Sugar Snap Peas as a side dish along with my Sticky Rice.
I’m not done drooling over all the delicious food over at Who Needs a Cape?
I printed a couple of more recipes that I want to try; Baked Broccoli Cheese Dip, holy yum!
And this Mocklava (Easy Baklava)! Don’t they both look amazing?! Swing by and take a look for yourself. I know you find several recipes to bookmark!
General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken
- 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 5 teaspoons of garlic minced
- 8 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Cut chicken breasts into medium-sized chunks or strips (not bite size) and place in the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, whisk together garlic honey, ginger and soy sauce.
- Pour sauce over the chicken in slow cooker and stir.
- Cook on high for 3-5 hours (adjust according to your slow cooker’s hotness if needed).
- Serve with a vegetable and over rice.
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Freaky Friday Participants!
Please take a moment to visit each blog and check out what fun recipes each blogger made!
A Dish Of Daily Life
An Affair from the Heart
Aunt Bee’s Recipes
Big Rigs ‘n Lil Cookies
Full Belly Sisters
Honey & Birch
The Foodie Affair
Who Needs A Cape?
Your next favorite recipe just might be in one of these recipes!
What a great recipe idea. I love simple slow cooker recipes made with real ingredients. And I love General Tao’s chicken. I’ll be trying this soon but with skinless chicken things since my family is not fond of chicken breasts. I’m hoping it turns out ok with the substitution.
I’m sure it will be delicious using a dark meat! Thanks for stopping by and I hope your family enjoys this recipe 🙂
Trying this tonight – about to get it started!
I don’t use our slow cooker much, especially not in the summer, but I am looking for recipes the whole family will love. There is nothing like getting home to dinner ready, house smelling awesome, and the cookware already cleaned!
Will post verdict later.
It feels effortless when you come home to dinner already cooked! I affectionately call my slow cooker my sous chef 🙂
We love General Tso’s chicken and often buy it at our grocery store deli. I would never have thought to try it in the crockpot.
This is a perfect recipe in every way.
Thanks, Joy! Simple ingredients and tasty results!
I love easy and I love delicious. I also love Chinese food and this recipe looks fantastic. This was such a great choice for Freaky Friday.
Isn’t it a wonderful recipe! It was hard to choose just one, but I love the way this came out!
I love the flavors in this chicken! And it’s a huge bonus that it’s made in the slow cooker!
Such a time saver to just have to gather the ingredients, add them to the slow cooker, and push a start button!
Oh General Tso!!! How I love the recipe.
So popular that General 🙂
Fantastic recipe choice! I’m a huge fan of slow cooker recipes and have just started trying to make recipes like this at home.
I’m try to make more meals in the slow cooker. It saves me so much time, especially during the week!
Making this in the slow cooker is fabulous! I love Chinese food, but I do much better when I make it at home. I’ll need to try this one!
Homemade is always way better than the best Chinese restaurant in town. This is simple. I know’ll you’ll love it 🙂
I bet this was a big hit with your family! I love the ease of making things in the slow cooker, and this seems like something that I could make for a family dinner. Great recipe to choose for Freaky Friday!
No morsel was left behind, Debi! Definitely a good recipe to make again and again!
This sounds so good. I bet my husband would love it!
This is super good, Debra! Hope you give it a try.
Wow that all looks delicious. I havent had any asian food in quite a while I’ll be giving this one a try – slow cookers for the win!
Right? Slow cooker are one of the best inventions in my opinion!
I haven’t yet bought a slow-cooker but I really want one. And especially now as we’re heading into Autumn when slow-cooked meals are a better option. The Chinese chicken dish sounds wonderful xx
Oh, Charlie! You do need a slow cooker. They have so many cool options from the first one I bought. Digital and different settings are some features. Such a fun kitchen toy 🙂
I love your choice of recipes and now I want to try it too! My kids love Chinese food! Freaky Friday really was a lot of fun!
I had a lot of fun poking around Who Needs a Cape’s blog. I think your family will enjoy this recipe!
that looks really good. we had Chinese tonight. we love cooking Chinese.
One of my favorite cuisines along with Mexican and Italian 🙂
This looks so delicious, very succulent 😀
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This looks so amazingly good! I am putting this on the menu for next week!
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have!
My daughter would love that recipe. It looks so good!
Thanks, Harriet 🙂
That looks delicious! My kids love this dish, and I can’t wait to try this one. I love slow cooker recipes.
Stress free cooking when you pull out the slow cooker! Thanks, Stephanie!
Oh I love General Tso chicken! I have not made it in a long time though. This just gave me a dinner idea for next week!
Cool! It’s a great mid-week meal. Let it cook while you do other things!
We are so thrilled that you enjoyed making this dish Sandra! Hasn’t this been a fun #FreakyFriday?
It was hard to pick just one recipe, but I sure chose a winner!
This looks really great! I love how simple it is. and I’ll have to check out Who Needs a Cape
I must check out Who Needs a Cape! I love the story of how they came together 🙂 I love that this recipe is so simple!! Mmm….and look how infused with flavour that chicken looks…. 🙂
I know isn’t it a fun story?! I think its wonderful that Who Needs a Cape can grow their blog together with the input of 5 women. Can you imagine splitting all the tasks with great friends – love, love the thought!
Hi Sandra! So glad you enjoyed General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken from Who Needs A Cape. Hubby and I LOVE Chinese food (and this is his fave dish) so I figured this adaptation would be a hit at our place and it was. TGIF!
This didn’t last long, that’s for sure! We’ll make it again and again. Thanks for the fabulous recipe!
I’m always hunting for new slow cooker recipes—so glad to find this one! Looks amazing, can’t wait to try it 🙂
Me too! I’m glad to have another good slow cooker recipe in my collection!
Oh how fun, love this recipe. My hubby always orders General Tso’s chicken at restaurants, so good. Now I need to make this for him, he would be very happy! Yum, Hugs, Terra
Super! I think homemade meals are always better. Hope your husband enjoys this dish!
I love General Tso’s Chicken! I had never thought of trying it in the slow cooker before! What a wonderful idea! Thank you!
It’s a great recipe and so easy to make in a slow cooker 🙂
Sandra, what a fantastic recipe choice!! Like, you, I love Chinese food, and will certainly be trying this recipe! So happy that you were a part of the FreakyFriday blog hop. I love your recipes!
Thank you for organizing this great group of bloggers for this blog hop Freaky Friday! It was fun and exciting to pick a recipe! Chinese food is soooo good. This recipe is a keeper 🙂