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Crockpot Kung Pao Chicken
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5 from 3 votes

Crockpot Kung Pao Chicken

Crockpot Kung Pao Chicken is an easy weeknight dinner that is going to become a favorite! Crockpot Kung Pao Chicken has all the classic flavor of your favorite takeout restaurant even down to the peanuts on top.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: crock pot kung pao chicken, kung pao chicken, slo cooker kung pao chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 417kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini cut lengthwise then cut into 1/2 slices

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water or chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha optional
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes

Cornstarch Slurry

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into 3 inch pieces and mix with salt and pepper.
  • Add olive oil to pan and brown chicken. Add browned chicken to crockpot. (This can be skipped if short on time)
  • In a separate bowl mix soy sauce, water, honey, hoisin, sriracha, garlic, ginger and chili flakes together and stir. Pour over chicken.
  • Cook on low for 3-5 hours or cook on high for 2-3 hours.
  • One hour before finished add bell pepper and zucchini to crockpot.
  • For a thicker sauce, prepare cornstarch slurry 30 minutes before serving. Mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water until cornstarch is dissolved. Add to crockpot and turn on high.
  • Serve with chopped peanuts, sesame seeds and green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 2256mg | Potassium: 929mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1199IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg