Monday, May 16, 2016

General Tsao's Chicken

The election is going strong and no telling who will end up in the White House! However, I'd be willing to bet all three of the remaining candidates, Donald, Hillary and Bernie, can agree on one thing: that Chinese food is delicious!

I just discovered TheFrugalGirls.com and found a great looking recipe! It's Chinese, which my kids love (and perhaps the candidates too), and the prep time is fast, which I love! 

This recipe is for the crock pot, which also makes it a winner. I'll be trying it out this week with steamed rice, Szechaun green beans, and (store bought) dumplings. I know right now my kids will love it (and if a presidential candidate drops by for dinner, he or she will too)! Thanks Frugal Girls!

Crock Pot General Tsao's Chicken by The Frugal Girls

Prep time:  5 mins
Cook time:  3 hours 30 mins
Total time:  3 hours 35 mins
Serves: 4 - 6

Ingredients
   4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, thawed
   1 bottle House of Tsang General Tsao Stir Fry Sauce {12.6 oz.} - or use Trader Joe's General Tsao Sauc
   8 dried Thai Chilie
   2 chopped Green Onions
   Optional: Sesame Seeds
Instructions
1.     Cook chicken and dried Thai Chilies in Crock Pot on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours {covered}
2.     After 3 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW, drain juices from Crock Pot.
3.     Remove chicken, cut into cubes, then transfer chicken back to Crock Pot. (retain Thai Chilies in Crock Pot - they add great spice, but I never eat them because they're crazy hot!)
4.     Pour General Tsao Sauce over chicken, then cook on HIGH for 30 more minutes {covered}, or until done.
  5.     Serve over cooked White Rice, Garnish with Green Onions and Sesame Seeds, and ENJOY! 

Thanks again to The FrugalGirls.com! Be sure to visit them if you want some fabulous sounding, quick and easy recipes! Do you like General Tsao's Chicken?

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

5 comments:

shelly said...

Looks nummy.

Maria McKenzie said...

I think it'll taste nummy, too!

William Kendall said...

I'd probably have to forego... I once had a bad reaction to Chinese food, and the doctor suggested it was a reaction to one of the ingredients.

Norma Beishir said...

Thanks to you, Maria, I have quite a collection of crock pot recipes now!

My son just bought me a NuWave oven. Have you ever used one?

Maria McKenzie said...

@William: I'm sorry to hear that:(. Perhaps it was MSG you had a reaction to. The first time I was pregnant I lost my taste for Chinese. Happy to say that as soon as the baby was born I started to like it again.

@Norma: I'm so happy to hear I've provide you with a nice collection of crock pot recipes! You are so very welcome;). I don't know what a NUWave oven is. If it makes cooking easier, I want one! Let me know how you like yours. I'm off to do some research on them;).