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Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

  • Author: The Kitchen Whisperer
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 4
  • Total Time: 4.5 hours
  • Category: slow cooker, crock pot, chicken, easy dinner
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: slow cooker, crock pot, chicken, easy dinner

Sweet and tangy tender chicken coated in a lip-smacking honey and sesame glaze that cooks low and slow in the slow cooker.

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 8 thighs (about 2 pounds total)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 Tbl grated ginger (fresh) or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 Tbl ketchup
  • 2 Tbl sesame oil
  • 1 Tbl garlic, minced
  • 1/21 tsp Sriracha
  • 3 Tbl cornstarch
  • 6 Tbl water
  • 3 green onions, minced (whites and green parts)
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Spray a 6 quart crockpot with cooking spray. Pat the chicken dry and season both sides with salt and pepper and place in the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, onion powder, ginger, Sriracha, ketchup, oil, and garlic. Pour over chicken. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 3 1/2 – 4 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. This will vary on how large your chicken is.
  3. Remove the lid and carefully remove the chicken to a carving board.
  4. Make a slurry of the cornstarch and water by whisking together the two until the cornstarch is all dissolved. Add the slurry to the sauce in the crockpot, gently mix and replace the cover.
  5. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.
  6. While the sauce is thickening up, cut chicken into bite-size pieces. When the sauce has thickened shut off the crockpot. Remove the lid and place the chicken and green onions in the sauce and gently stir.
  7. Serve with rice or noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds.
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