General Tso Chicken in the Crock Pot

General tso chicken in the crock pot is an Asian slow cooker recipe, so now you can have Chinese food at home! This Crock Pot General Tso Chicken Recipe is one of my most viewed recipe on Instagram (@cookingwithtyanne). This is also one of my favorite crockpot meals.

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Crock pot general tso chicken in a bowl

What to serve with General Tso Chicken:

My favorite side to pair it with is ramen noodles! If you want other ideas on how to spice up ramen, click here. You can also serve this chicken with fried rice. I was able to sneak some brussel sprouts to top this dish off as well. This was my first time trying brussel sprouts, and I think this was a good dish to try them in!

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Favorite ingredient brands to use for this Chinese crock pot recipe:

*chicken breast-Tyson or buying local is something we have been doing lately
*corn starch-Best Choice
*sugar-C&H cane sugar
*orange juice-Simply Orange
*ginger and chili powder-McCormick

Can I make the chicken in advance?

You can bread and fry the chicken in advance! Store the chicken in the refrigerator until ready to make the rest of the recipe in the crock pot.

Overview on how to make this Asian slow cooker recipe:

  • First, bread and cook the chicken-this may seem like an obsolete step since this is a slow cooker recipe. However, this is what makes the chicken have more of a crunchy coating.
  • Then, add remaining ingredients. Let the crock pot finish cooking for you!

How do I know when my chicken breast is done?

  • temp-With a meat thermometer, you can remove a piece of chicken from heat and insert the meat thermometer. If the chicken temps above 165 degrees Fahrenheit, it is done.
  • cutting it open-Without a meat thermometer (I did not have one for years) you can cut a slice of chicken open to see if it is done. If it is white on the inside, it is done. If the chicken is still slightly pink, let cook a bit longer.

general tso chicken pin

How can I store this Chinese slow cooker meal?

  • fridge-store this chicken breast recipe in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
  • freezer-I have not tried freezing this chicken recipe. If you freeze it, let me know how it goes!

Nutrition Facts for the Chinese chicken itself without Ramen or rice:

Fat 15 g Carbs 31 g Sugars 19 g Sodium 1476 mg

Crock pot general tso chicken in a bowl

Crock Pot General Tso Chicken

Chinese slow cooker recipe, so now you can have Chinese food at home! This is also one of my favorite crockpot recipes. My favorite side to pair this crock pot chicken with is ramen noodles!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 5 people
Calories 402 kcal

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  • 3 cubed chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup corn starch plus more if needed
  • Salt and pepper as desired
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp chili powder


  • In a small bowl, combine corn starch and salt and pepper as desired. Roll chicken cubes in mixture and place chicken in skillet with 2 tbsp oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides.
  • While chicken is browning, spray slow cooker with nonstick spray. Pour in remaining ingredients into slow cooker and stir. Cover and turn on low.
  • When chicken is browned, remove from skillet and place in slow cooker. Cook for about 3-4 hours on low stirring every hour. Pair with ramen noodles, rice, and/or a vegetable like brussel sprouts as seen in image.


*If wanting to make homemade ramen instead of using instant ramen, cook noodles according to directions, but instead of adding seasoning packet at end, drain half the water out and add 1/4 cup chicken broth. Add as much as the following as desired: garlic salt, onion powder, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. If you want other ideas on how to spice up your ramen, click here.


Calories: 402kcalCarbohydrates: 31.63gProtein: 34.23gFat: 14.62gSodium: 1477.15mgFiber: 0.77g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutritional facts listed are a rough estimate and should only be followed as a general idea.

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