This amazing slow cooker sesame chicken recipe is super flavorful and easy to make! Serve over rice or veggies, the family will love this recipe!
When it comes to the slow cooker, I can’t get enough! I cook meals for the whole family with ease. I am so excited to share this slow cooker honey sesame chicken recipe that your taste buds will love!
For this easy slow cooker recipe you won’t need any green onions, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, rice vinegar, red peppers or brown sugar. This crockpot honey sesame chicken is great to to make on a busy day. It’s an awesome slow cooker recipes addition to add to the weeknight meals and your collection of slow cooker chicken recipes.
What are the main ingredients in this healthy crockpot sesame chicken recipe?
2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken thighs, cubed
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce (or low-sodium soy sauce)
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp vegetable oil (or olive oil)
2 tsp corn starch
3 tsp water
1-2 tbsp sesame seeds
How can I serve this healthy sesame chicken?
You can serve this over brown rice, white rice, fresh broccoli , white sticky rice, green beans or even cauliflower rice! This is super versatile dish with lots of sauce you can use for the sides. The next time you are in the mood for a great recipe grab this one! It’s a tender chicken recipe with lots of sauce.
You won’t need to shred chicken like you would if you used the instant pot. Instead you make the sauce and right before it’s done you create a slurry (that when you mix the teaspoons of cornstarch in a small bowl with water to make a thicker sauce, this cornstarch mixture is key).
The sauce mixture is the real star of the show. My family says it’s the best part! The cooking time is 3.5 hours which is not so bad for a crockpot meal.
To keep the leftovers of this slow cooker sesame-garlic chicken it makes sense to store the chicken in an airtight container.
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A super flavorful sesame chicken dish that comes together perfectly in the slow cooker.
- 2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken thighs, cubed 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 3 tsp water
- 1-2 tbsp sesame seeds
- Add the chopped chicken thighs to the base of the slow cooker.
- In a bowl stir honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic and vegetable oil together.
- Pour over the chicken.
- Cook on low for 3.5 hours.
- Remove chicken from the slow cooker
- Combine the water and cornstarch to create a slurry
- Whisk the slurry into the sauce
- Turn the slow cooker to high and let the sauce thicken 10-15 mins, Return the chicken to the chicken to the sauce.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
- Serve with rice, noodles, or stir-fried veggies.
Optional substitutes: you can use brown sugar in the place of honey 1/2 tsp garlic powder will suffice if you don't have fresh garlic Gluten-free soy sauce and sesame oil can be used.
Amount Per Serving Calories 231Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 111mgSodium 543mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 23g
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