Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

More pinning! This fabulous recipe is brought to you by the wonderful boards of pinterest. This is following in the experimenting ranks of Melt In Your Mouth Chicken, inspiration for Beet Pasta with Sauteed Asparagus, and Sweet Potato Burgers. I feel like this was just as successful as those and maybe even more so because I might make this one again before the others! And that's how you tell how successful a recipe is... the quicker the turn around on including the recipe in regular meal planning.

Before we get to the recipe I want you to be aware that there was lots of pinning recently! I was working on the blog yesterday and got quite a few posts drafted. There are 3 other posts inspired by pinterest and then quite a few more inspired by the various cooking blogs I read. Social media for the win!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken from Six Sisters' Stuff blog via pinterest

I followed the recipe pretty much as is.
   4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would be fine too)
   Salt and pepper
   1 cup honey
   1/2 cup soy sauce
   1/2 cup diced onion
   1/4 cup ketchup
   2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
   2 cloves garlic, minced
   1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional - doesn't really add heat, just adds more flavor)
   4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
   Sesame seeds
   Season both sides of chicken lightly with salt and pepper, put 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, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.

First of all I'm sure you're thinking "one cup honey, that's a lot!?!" and it is but we're well stocked with honey since Patrick picked some up at Costco. Like I said at the beginning of the recipe we pretty much followed the recipe exactly. I did however turn the crockpot on low before I left for work so that means we did about 6-8 hours on the low setting. We served with rice and steamed green beans... gotta have a veggie!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good. Wish I had some for tonight!