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Toss those takeout menus, because with help from your slow cooker, you can make your own General Tso chicken at home. This slow cooker chicken has all the flavors you love from Chinese takeout, served over egg noodles with crunchy peanuts on top.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

25 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 25 mins
9 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. In a bowl whisk together the next eight ingredients (through tapioca); pour over chicken. Add chile peppers. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  • Remove and discard chile peppers. Before serving, stir in cooked noodles and rice wine. Sprinkle with green onions and peanuts.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

439 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 131mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 49g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 6g; protein 37g; vitamin a 228.6IU; vitamin c 1.9mg; thiamin 0.8mg; riboflavin 0.5mg; niacin equivalents 17.1mg; vitamin b6 1.1mg; folate 153.6mcg; vitamin b12 0.4mcg; sodium 618mg; potassium 641mg; calcium 41mg; iron 3.1mg.