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Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Author: Lisa Kerhin


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsbp canola oil
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 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 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 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.