Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken


Looking for an easy dinner? This has you covered. I made this for our Sunday dinner last week and we really enjoyed it. And I loved how easy it was to make. You even cook the sauce right in the crock-pot. Less dishes to do = a happy mama :)  


Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
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Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I use frozen)
½-1 cup honey*
½ cup soy sauce
1 cup diced onion
¼ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
1/3 cup water
Sesame seeds


Directions:
1. Combine the honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic, pepper flakes & pepper in the slow cooker. Add the chicken and stir to cover them with the sauce.
2. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or until the chicken is cooked. 
3. Remove the chicken from slow cooker, leaving sauce in the insert. Turn the heat to high on slow cooker.
4. Whisk the cornstarch into water and pour into slow cooker. Whisk to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high 10 more minutes or until slightly thickened.

Shred the chicken, return to the pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds & sliced green onions (if desired) and serve over rice.


*I used ½ cup honey like A Bountiful Kitchen, but you can use up to 1 cup if you like your asian dishes on the sweeter side.

Recipe Source: A Bountiful Kitchen
Linked to: Classy Clutter

18 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I love your recipes and your blog!! Pinning to try soon!

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    1. Thanks Jen! I love your blog too! You have so many good ones I wanna try!

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  3. Love the simplicity of this dish! Good, tangy flavor. The chicken was super tender. The whole family ate seconds!

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    1. Yes, isn't a simple dinner so nice. I am so glad your family enjoyed this recipe. Thanks Jamie!

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  5. I have just made this for tea! i used my cast iron casserole dish and it worked just as well. Am lobing your wonderful trove of recipes :)

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    1. I am so glad that it worked well in your iron casserole dish! Great to know! Thank you for sharing! Glad to "meet" you :)

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  6. Would it be a poor decision to cook this for 8 hours on low? I like my slow cooker to run while I'm at work.

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    1. I think that would be fine. If it has a setting to turn to warm after the timer goes off, that would be ideal but I don't think cooking it for longer on low is a problem. Let me know how it worked out for you!

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    2. Yep, 8 hours on low is a bad idea. The honey ended up burning and the chicken had the look of pulled BBQ chicken. I was able to save it by adding more honey and some ground ginger. I really need a crock pot with a timer :-/ .

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    3. Oh no! I am so sorry. But thanks for letting me know how it worked. I am glad you were able to save it at least. The timers are very handy for recipes that only cook for 3-4 hours because I too like to "fix it and forget it!" Thats what is so nice about crock pot recipes. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Looks delicious, does this recipe reheat well?

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    1. I haven't tried it but I would suggest reheating it in a pot over the stove. If you use a microwave make sure not to heat too long. Chicken doesn't heat great in the microwave.

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  8. Made this last night. Kids and husband loved it! My 7 year-old brought leftovers in her lunch today! One happy mom here. Thanks!

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    1. So happy to hear! I am so glad your family loved it. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

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  9. I`m Seriously Lover OF slow Cooking recipes and This is Very nice and Honey Sesame Chicken recipe Delicious...Seprious mean Very Nice...

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