Saturday, March 23, 2013

slow cooker honey sesame chicken

[adapted from http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/01/slow-cooker-honey-sesame-chicken-recipe.html]



I haven't gotten to use my crock pot too much since we got it so I was really excited to try this recipe.  And even better, it was a quick and easy meal to make.  It has some sweetness to it but it's not overkill.  We ate it with leftover brown rice. It was a perfect one course meal!




Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 

Salt and pepper (I didn't put salt on it since the soy sauce adds enough salt!) 
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce (I used low sodium)
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced (I used 3 cloves)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds



Directions:

1. Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt & pepper, put into crock pot.

2. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. 
3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. 
4. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. 
5. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. 
Stir to combine with sauce.
6.  Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. 
7. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. 
8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.




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