March 23, 2012

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

So I have to admit, I've used my crockpot about three times since I've been married. It's not that I'm a complete crockpot meal hater, but it's not my favorite. However, I do love marinated chicken that's been cooking all day in a crockpot. I love how tender and flavorful it gets and how awesome it is when it's done when you get home from work, etc. I found this recipe on Pinterest and really like it. Even though the next time I make it I'll probably reduce the amount of honey, but I still think you'll enjoy it. (Oh and maybe I'll add some sesame seeds...whoops.)

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
4 tsp. cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tbsp. of water
Sesame seeds

1.     Season both sides of chicken lightly with salt and pepper and put into crockpot.
2.     In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours or just until chicken is cooked through.
3.     Remove chicken from crockpot and leave sauce. Dissolve 4 tsp. of cornstarch in 6 Tbsp. of water and pour into crockpot. Stir to combine with sauce.
4.     Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.
5.     Cut chicken into bite size pieces, return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice.



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