Monday, September 10, 2012

Slow Cooker Honey-Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey-Sesame Chicken
I never do this... cook simple things. Right? I make everything too complicated, too many steps, too many gourmet ingredients. Just too everything. But ya know, every now and then, I like to slow it down and do things simple (I promise). Well, I came across this recipe and decided to make it on a lazy Sunday afternoon and it was just swell. I changed up the recipe just a little by making the sauce sweeter because I like stuff really sweet. It's slightly spicier and thicker because I like it like that. I mean, can't you tell from the bright red drizzle of Sriracha? That's optional, don't worry. This is especially perfect when you have cooked a lot the past weekend and you want to take it easy!! Enjoy :)
An Easy-Peasy Dinner
For the Chicken:
2lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs (that’s all I could fit in my slow cooker)
Salt & Pepper, To Taste
16oz Honey
½C Soy Sauce
¼C Ketchup & Teriyaki Sauce
1t Sriracha
2T Sesame Oil
1 Small Onion, Diced
8 Cloves of Garlic, Roughly Chopped
¼-½t Red Pepper Flakes   
3T Cornstarch
6T Chicken Stock
Sesame Seeds, For Garnishing
Sliced Green Onions, For Garnishing
Cooked Jasmine Rice, For Serving

1. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt & pepper and place them into the slow cooker.   
2. In a bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, ketchup, teriyaki sauce, Sriracha, sesame oil, diced onions, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes until smooth and incorporated.   
3. Pour the sauce over the seasoned chicken breasts and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is just cooked through. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot, leaving the sauce. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch into the chicken stock and pour it into crock pot sauce. Whisk to combine. Return the lid on top and cook the sauce on high for 15-20 minutes or until thickened. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, and then return the chicken to the pot and toss with the sauce before serving.   
4. Serve the chicken on top of jasmine rice with sesame seeds and green onions for garnish.   


  1. I am pretty sure my bf would go bat crazy if I made this. Has all of his favorites! What a comforting and EASSSSSSY meal to impress :)

    1. Absolutely easy! And my Mountain Man loved it as well, and I think a lot of people would!


  2. Yesterday I made this for dinner and my family loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

    1. So glad to hear that, thanks for the feedback!