One of my favorite dishes to order at a Chinese restaurant is General Tsao’s Chicken, so when I saw this recipe I had to try it.  I was always kinda curious how it was made, and whether or not I could make it at home, or if it would even be worth it. But this recipe is GENIUS! The genius of course, is making it in a crock pot, so no need to turn the stove or oven on on a hot summer day. That is proving to be essential this Summer, as I constantly find myself dreading even the notion of turning on my oven!

It’s such an easy recipe and the smells that fill the house after cooking all day are amazing!  Now, I didn’t know what hoisen sauce was when I was reading this recipe, but you can find it in the stores or search for a recipe to make your own, which is what I did.  If you don’t know, hoisen sauce is a sweet sauce that uses ingredients like soy sauce, molasses or honey and peanut butter among other ingredients.  This is a meal you must try, it will not disappoint!

Here’s what you need:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup water
3 T hoisen sauce
2 T soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 T ketchup
1/4 tsp dry ginger
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (more or less to liking)
1 T cornstarch

Thanks to Alyssa from the Recipe Critic for this great recipe. My family will be ecstatic when they see this on the Dinner table, and once this smell fills the house, I doubt anyone will dread being inside anymore, either! If you want your family to feel the same way, be sure to head over to the Recipe Critic now for the full instructions. Enjoy!