Mar 07
Slow-Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken12 Comments

Honey Sesame Chicken

I promise not to turn this blog into one that only showcases slow cooker recipes, but as I mentioned a few weeks ago they are my saving grace. I can only imagine the wonders of them when little baby Blairs enter the world. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves with that. I made this a few weeks ago, and have been dying to share it with you ever since. It’s super easy and most likely you have all the ingredients already in your pantry! What’s not to love about that? It has lots of great flavor and reminded me of some good old Chinese takeout. I secretly wished/thought that the sauce would get thicker than it was so if I had to come up with a complaint that would be it. I think I may add some ginger to the crockpot next time as well since I kind of love it. Nevertheless we finished it in no time and it will definitely be added to my list of slow-cooker meals on the rotation.

Slow-Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would be fine too)
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional – doesn’t really add heat, just adds more flavor)
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds

What you’ll do:
Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.

Source: Six Sisters’ Stuff

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12 Responses to Slow-Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

  1. Nicole, RD says:

    I love how simple this sounds! I have ONE week left of teaching at night…I think this is the perfect recipe to wrap up a crazy, hectic quarter and still get dinner on the table :)

  2. Chelsea says:

    Seriously- aren’t crock pot recipes the BEST?! I love them and would be addicted to them if it weren’t for my boyfriend. This one sounds amazing- I can’t wait to try it!

  3. Jessica says:

    Sometimes slow-cooker meals are just what the doctor ordered! This one in particular looks delicious!

  4. Jaclyn says:

    Krissy – your welcome for the shout out =) thanks for your post on cookie dough fudge it seriously was amazing!!! Oh and I LOVE your blog! I always come via foodgawker, your pics always make me hungry! Have a great day!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yummy! Even better with a bit of sesame oil!

  6. dale bartlett says:

    thanks. ive been looking for chicken recipes i can throw into my crockpot



  8. Janet parrott says:

    Can’t wait to try this, and I wonder if adding a little instant tapioca to the sauce mixture would thicken it up a bit — as I’ve seen in other Asian recipes.

  9. Carmen McCall says:

    This recipe was awesomely delicious!!! It took very little time to assemble and the cook time was even better. I came home from church, popped it into the slow cooker, took a nap and when I woke up, it was ready. I served it with brown rice and brussel sprouts. In addition to the sesame seeds (which I lightly toasted), I added some fresh chopped scallions and it was amazing.

    This one is a Keeper!!!!!

  10. grassia45 says:

    Very good, infact better then from the Chinese take out.

  11. valerie linn says:

    This makes my mouth water. Trying it tomorrow can’t wait! I love Chinese food but hard to get take out delivery where I live. Thanks so much for this recipe.

  12. Brenda Rose says:

    Can’t wait to try this. Been looking for something different for dinner

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