Healthy Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken


Healthy Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • sesame seeds for garnish
  • scallions for garnish


  • Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized cubes.
  • Toss the chicken breast with the corn starch, and add a pinch of kosher salt and pepper.
  • Add cooking spray or olive oil spray to the frying pan and preheat over medium-high heat.
  • Sear the chicken on all sides (working in two batches) until golden on the outside (it will not be cooked through). Set aside on a plate.
  • Combine the soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, brown sugar, unsweetened applesauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger, chicken broth, minced garlic, and sriracha in a bowl.
  • Add the chicken to the bottom of a slow cooker, and pour the sauce on top. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Cook on LOW for 4 hours.
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