Lately, chinese food has definitely been on my mind. When I came across this recipe I knew I had to see if it compared to the chinese food that I love. I made a couple of changes by using low sodium soy sauce and took the brown sugar from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup. The low sodium soy sauce made it not quite the same as what you would get with regular take out but it still tasted really good.
I placed ours on lettuce wraps but you could definitely serve over rice or noodles. The crock pot is generally thought of as a fall or winter kitchen appliance but it works out so well when it is hot out as it doesn’t generate so much heat and makes a delicious meal while you are busy with your day.
Lastly, this recipe can also be made ahead and frozen. I have been researching freezer meals and once a month cooking to try out before the baby is born. Stay tuned to see how these recipes work out…I will be sure to share.
Have you ever tried once a month cooking or freezer meals??? Let me know your thoughts!