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
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