Sunday, August 25, 2013

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

honey sesame chicken
I feel like I pull my crock pot out way more often than I used to.  So often dinner time can be a complete scramble and I really like to try and get as much crazy out of my life as I can, ya know?  I ran across this crock pot honey sesame chicken recipe while perusing Pinterest recently and I whipped it up the same week for dinner.  Oh dear was this a hit, so wonderfully tasty and out of this world simple.
honey sesame chicken

This recipe boasts only pantry staples– at least in my pantry–  which is always a convincing argument in any recipes favor.  In addition this made a ton of food.  We ate it for 3 dinners with plenty each time.  It also freezes really well for those days that assembling a crock pot dinner even seems like too much– don't fret, we all have them.

honey sesame chicken

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Serves 5-6

4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp sesame oil, or olive oil if you don't have any
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
4 tsp cornstarch
1/3 cup water
3 green onions, sliced
2 tsp sesame seeds
Cooked rice

Place the chicken in the crockpot.  In a mixing bowl combine the onions, garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oil and red pepper.  Pour this mixture over the chicken and cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 on high (depending on your crockpot you may need more or less time).

About 30 minutes before eating: remove the chicken from the crock pot and place on a cutting board.  Combine the corn starch and water in a small bowl or cup.  Mix well and pour into the sauce in the crock pot.  Stir well and come back and stir it every few minutes until it is thick.  Cut or break apart the chicken into bite sized pieces.  Stir the chicken back into the thickened sauce.

Serve the chicken over rice and top with sesame seeds and green onions.

Source: The Comfort of Cooking

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