Need a quick, simple, and delicious slow cooker meal? This Asian-inspired Honey Sesame Chicken recipe fits the bill! The chicken is simmered in a sweet, tangy, garlic sauce and is moist and tender.
I don’t use my crockpot near enough and when I do, it’s usually for the same old recipes. I had everything on hand for this sesame chicken recipe that a friend shared with me. I had it shoved into a cookbook and apparently never made it so it was time to rectify that mistake! Add some rice and roasted cauliflower and broccoli and it was a meal!
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup honey
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup diced onion
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 2 tsbp canola oil
- 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
- 4 tsp cornstarch
- 6 tbsp water
- Sesame seeds
- Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, place 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 1½ – 2½ hours, or just until chicken is cooked through.
- Remove chicken from crock pot to a cutting board.
- In a small bowl, dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. This will thicken the sauce.
- Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.
- Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to crockpot and toss with sauce. Let heat back up for about 15 minutes before serving.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.