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!

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