Friday, May 17, 2013

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
Recipe from: yourhomebasedmom
Image Credit: Leigh Anne

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

“This recipe calls for boneless, skinless chicken thighs of which I am a big fan.  They are inexpensive and I think they are more flavorful and moist than chicken breasts.  I especially like them better in a crock pot because they don’t tend to dry out as much as chicken breasts do.  But I know there are people who just don’t like chicken thighs so you can totally use chicken breasts in this recipe too.” Leigh Anne


6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or 2 chicken breasts (about 2 lbs total)

Salt and pepper

½ cup onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup honey

¼ cup ketchup

½ cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

4 teaspoons cornstarch

⅓ cup water

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

3 green onions, chopped


Put chicken in crock pot.

Season with salt and pepper

In a bowl combine onion, garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oil and red pepper flakes.

Pour over chicken

Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours

Remove chicken and shred.

In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water.

Pour sauce in crock pot into a sauce pan and add in the cornstarch mixture.

Stir to combine over medium heat.

Cook for about 10 minutes or until thickened.

Stirring often.

Pour over chicken.

Serve over rice.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.

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  1. Sounds lovely. Have you ever tried this in the oven rather than slow cooker? I don't always love the way chicken "shreds" in a slow cooker. Or does this not happen because of using thighs?

    1. Indeed it sounds lovely, but no, I never tried this in the oven rather than slow cooker. I think it would be another lovely and different recipe, that I would try soon. Or let me know if you try it first.


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