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Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

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Skip the take-out and try this recipe. Sweet, sticky, and savory, this Asian-inspired chicken recipe is super easy to put together, and really tasty.

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Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts, about 2 pounds
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 packets minute rice, optional
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds, or more to taste
  • 3 scallions, chopped

Details

Servings 4
Adapted from thecomfortofcooking.com

Preparation

Step 1

Place chicken in Crock Pot and lightly season both sides with salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oil and red pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or high for 2 hours.

Remove chicken to a cutting board, leaving sauce. Shred chicken into bite-sized pieces; set aside. Prepare rice according to package instructions.

In a small bowl, dissolve 4 teaspoons cornstarch in 1/3 cup water; add to crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Cover and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Add cooked rice to 4 plates, top with chicken and spoon sauce over top. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.

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