Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Honey Sesame Chicken

For the record, this is really good. I got the recipe from a pin, which takes you to Six Sisters' Stuff:

Even though I made a few changes, the sauce is solid. This is one of those recipes that will be saved.

(See my notes in GREEN) 

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Recipe adapted from: Baby Center
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would be fine too) (I used pork)
Salt and pepper (I felt that soy sauce added enough saltiness and omitted salt)
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce (of course I used gluten free)
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil) (I used sesame oil for extra sesame flavor)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds

Season both sides of chicken with 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.

1 comment:

Ashleyyyy said...

Note: DO NOT leave in crock pot for over 5 hours. haha It got burned a little, but it was GOOD. I would make this again, probably on a weekend or a day when someone will be home to turn the crock pot off. Your variation of this recipe was spot on. I think pork tasted better than chicken would have - good call.