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Slow Cooker General Tso Chicken

Skip the expensive and unhealthy takeout and make it yourself instead. This easy Slow Cooker General Tso Chicken is simple to prepare and so much better for you than what you'd get at a restaurant. Plus, it's gluten free!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 332kcal


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup tapioca flour or cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ¼ cup tamari
  • ¼ cup gluten free hoisin sauce
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon dried ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Cut chicken into large bite sized chunks
  • Place in plastic zipper bag along with tapioca flour and shake to coat well
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat
  • Shake excess flour from chicken and arrange in pan in single layer
  • Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until lightly browned
  • Transfer to slow cooker
  • Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over chicken
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6


  • To quickly brown chicken, make sure pan is very hot.
  • Increase spiciness by adding more sriracha, red pepper flakes, etc.
  • Serve with rice, sauteed greens, etc.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg