Stop! Hold the phone! Why order delivery, when you can have a mean slow cooker meal ready for you when you get home at the end of the day?
You can be the chef with this Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken recipe. I mean, the combo of nutty sesame and sweet honey just is so right with juicy chicken! Serve with some white rice, toasted sesame seeds and fresh green onion and you've got a meal that you won't believe the slow cooker made (but you can take the credit!).
- 2 ½ lbs chicken thighs (or chicken breasts but they tend to dry out faster)
- 1 cup honey
- ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons minced onion (I used the dried kind)
- ¼ cup barbecue sauce
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red peppers
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- Sesame seeds
- Green onions, sliced
Cut chicken into 1 to 1 ½ inch cubes and put into your crock pot.
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 low for 2 to 4 hours, depending on your slow cooker.
Remove the chicken from the crock pot while reserving the sauce.
Pour the sauce into a saucepan over medium heat.
Mix together the cold water and cornstarch and stir into the sauce.
Cook sauce over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. This only takes a couple of minutes.
Turn the heat down to low, add chicken to sauce and break any large pieces into smaller chunks. Stir to coat while simmering.
Remove from heat and sauce will thicken more as it cools.
Serve over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.