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Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken (+ Instant Pot) MEAL PREP + VIDEO

Kelly
  • 205 minutes
  • Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp

cornstarch (use arrowroot powder for paleo-friendly)

1/8 tsp

salt (or to taste)

1/4 tsp

black pepper (or to taste)

1

lbs boneless (skinless chicken thighs or breasts (about 2-3 pieces), cut into bite-sized chunks)

Oil for browning (about 3-4 tablespoons + more as needed)

**4 - 5 dried red chili peppers (to taste or leave out if desired found in Asian supermarkets or the International section of a large chain grocery store - see NOTE))

Toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions (for garnish (optional))

1/3 cup

low sodium soy sauce (can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for paleo)

1/3 cup

water

2 tbsp

honey (or coconut sugar or low carb sweetener for keto)

2 tbsp

Hoisin sauce (use gluten free hoisin sauce or leave out for paleo / keto)

1 1/2 tsp

toasted sesame oil

1 tbsp

apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp

tomato paste or ketchup

3

garlic cloves (minced)

1 tsp

grated fresh ginger

1 tsp

dried red pepper chili flakes (to taste)

1 tsp

red chili garlic paste (for gluten free or paleo use 1/2 - 1 teaspoon dried red pepper chili flakes instead - use more if you prefer it spicier)

2 tbsp

cornstarch or arrowroot powder ((leave out for keto as needed))

3 tbsp

water

Rice (cauliflower rice, zoodles or noodles)

Roasted or Stir-fried zucchini (broccoli and red bell peppers)

Lunch containers

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