Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken is a Crock Pot recipe that’s easy to make, cheaper than takeout and tastes better too! It’s a family friendly recipe that will become a favorite.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

For some reason, when I think about using my Crock Pot, I think about it in the cold months filled with soups, stews and pot roast. But I’ve come to realize that using a slow cooker in the summer makes a lot of sense! First of all, I don’t have to turn my oven on and heat up the house. On a day like today, when the high was 90 degrees and the humidity was 75, the air conditioner is working hard enough. I could always go fire up the grill, but I really am enjoying the cool air inside the house. Another great reason is that summer is such a busy time. I spend my days running errands, bringing my kids here and there, meeting friends at the park and trying to prepare blog posts in between. So, I love it when I remember to put dinner in the Crock Pot and voilait is ready when we want to eat! Last week, I made honey sesame chicken in my slow cooker and loved it.

Honey Sesame Chicken Sauce

This slow cooker honey sesame chicken recipe was super easy to make. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. Mix together honey, low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, garlic, onion, barbecue sauce and crushed red peppers in a small bowl. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and stir to coat. Cook on high for 4 hours. Remove the chicken from the Crock Pot while reserving the sauce. Pour the sauce into a saucepan. Mix together cold water and cornstarch and stir into the sauce. Cook sauce over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add chicken to sauce and serve over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.

Honey Sesame Chicken Crock Pot Recipe

Three of us were home to eat it and we had enough left over to share with my sister and her husband who just had a baby. We dropped it off at their house before heading to my in-laws for the evening.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp minced onion (I used the dried kind)
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red peppers
  • 6 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and put into Crock Pot.
  2. Mix together honey, low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, garlic, onion, barbecue sauce and crushed red peppers in a small bowl.
  3. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Remove the chicken from the Crock Pot while reserving the sauce.
  6. Pour the sauce into a saucepan over medium heat.
  7. Mix together the cold water and cornstarch and stir into the sauce.
  8. Cook sauce over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  9. Add chicken to sauce and serve over rice.
  10. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Six Sisters Stuff

http://www.thegunnysack.com/2014/07/slow-cooker-honey-sesame-chicken.html

Also, be sure to check out these Crock Pot recipes:

Slow Cooker Lasagna Rolls

Slow Cooker Lasagna Rolls

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Nacho Bar

Slow Cooker Chili Chicken Nacho Bar

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes

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Comments

  1. This looks like dinner to me! I love crock potted Asian meals. I’m usually so stuck in my usual go-to sauce, this honey sesame will be an outstanding change!

  2. Nice and easy. Thank you.

  3. Tonia, I’m always looking for good crock pot recipes (especially when it’s too hot to turn on my oven) and this looks perfect! I love the flavors you use in this :)

  4. One of my favorite dishes. I cannot wait to try this slow cooker version. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. this is right up my alley Tonia, thank you!

  6. The Crock Pot is such a forgotten tool in the summer but we should embrace it more! This looks terrific!

  7. Oh man, I wish I didn’t wake up to this! Now I will be craving it all day!

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