HEAT vegetable oil in a nonstick pan or skillet over medium heat.
STIR together cornstarch, TSTE® Brazilian Petite Sea Salt, TSTE® Garlic Powder, and TSTE® 4 Peppercorn Spice Blend.
ADD cornstarch mixture and chicken pieces to a large plastic bag. Seal bag and shake to coat chicken.
ADD coated chicken pieces to pan. Sauté 1-2 mins until browned (chicken will still be raw in the middle at this point, that's okay).
IN a small bowl combine TSTE® Sweet Onion Sugar, TSTE® Garlic - Minced, TSTE® Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and water, whisk to combine. Add half to the slow cooker along with chicken pieces (refrigerate other half until later). Cook on low for 4 hrs.
IMMEDIATELY before serving, add remaining sauce to the slow cooker, stir gently, and heat through.
SERVE with rice.
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 4 hrs 15 mins
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 4 hrs