Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken


1 pound skinless chicken thighs, 4 pieces (You can use chicken breasts instead.)

½ cup honey

2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used a low sodium soy sauce.)

3 tablespoons onion, diced

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

¼ teaspoon sesame oil

¼ teaspoon ginger, minced

1 tablespoon flour (You may use cornstarch instead.)

1 tablespoon sesame seeds, roasted




Season chicken with salt and pepper and place into slow cooker.

In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, sesame oil and ginger.

Pour honey mixture over chicken.

Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or on high for 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours, until chicken is cooked through.

Remove chicken from the slow cooker.

Whisk 1 tablespoon flour into the sauce in the slow cooker to thicken sauce.  Cover and continue to cook for 10 minutes.

While the sauce is thickening, cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. 

Add chicken back to the sauce and stir to coat chicken with sauce.

Serve over rice. Sprinkle sesame seeds over chicken.

Serves 4.


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