Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet. Shift out chicken pieces, adding to hot oil. Brown lightly, about 5-6 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. Chicken may not be fully cooked.
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You can use raw, cubed chicken breast without breading, add to slow cooker with sauce and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Whisk together 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water and stir in before serving to thicken sauce.
You can use up to 4 chicken breasts OR 8 boneless chicken thighs with the same amount of sauce and vegetables.
If you use raw chicken in the crockpot, increase cooking time to 4.5 hours on low setting.