I made this recipe four years ago and the pictures weren’t doing it justice.  We love asian inspired meals here at our family so of course this was one of the first recipes to make its debut on the blog.  We have it quite often at our house and it is incredible.  I love being able to make better than takeout right at home!

It was time to update the pictures on here and my family was reminded about how much we love it.  Everyone devoured it including my youngest two year old.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into one inch cubes
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp dry ginger
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper (more or less to liking)
  • Optional garnish, green onions, sesame seeds, additional red pepper flakes


  1. In amixing bowl add the chicken and cornstarch. Toss until the chicken is completely coated in the cornstarch. In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat add oil and cook the chicken until the chicken is lightly brown but not cooked throughout. Put in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and crushed red pepper. Pour on top of chicken in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or until chicken is cooked throughout. *see note
  4. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes if desired.

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