Crock Pot General Tso’s Chicken

I love Chinese takeout. LOVE. I’d eat it every day if I could. It always worries me though a little because I never know what ingredients are used to make it taste so good. This is a version of General Tso’s chicken from Stephanie O’Dea. It tastes a lot like takeout and I’m sure it’s better for you!

Crock Pot General Tso's Chicken
Now you don’t have to order takeout.


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 (12 – 16 ounce) package frozen stir-fry vegetables

What to do:

First of all, be less of a spaz than me and read teaspoon and tablespoon correctly. I may come up with a list of mistakes I make for a separate post. Anyway, add the chicken to the bottom of the crock pot. Then add everything else except the veggies. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Then add the frozen veggies and cook for 1 more hour on low. Serve over rice. ENJOY!


I’m shocked at how well this turned out! My shock mainly comes from my not reading the teaspoon/tablespoonage of the ginger and red pepper so I had to scrape some out and pray for the best. Hopefully you won’t do that too. No, but really, this tastes great and it’s got nutrients in it!

What do you think?