Sesame Honey Chicken

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Sesame Honey Chicken
Holly Clegg

No time to cook? Try this great slow cooker recipe with a touch of sweet and a touch of heat in this exceptionally wonderful chicken dish prepared in the Crock-Pot to come home to the wonderful aroma in your kitchen. Serve over rice.

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6
Servings
347
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cups honey
  • 1/4 Cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup ketchup
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 Pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

In a 3 ½-6-quart slow cooker, insert a plastic liner if desired, or coat the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, onion, garlic, and pepper. Add the chicken and mix with the sauce. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or until the chicken is tender. 

Remove the chicken to plate, leaving the sauce in slow cooker. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker and stir into the sauce. Cover and cook the sauce on HIGH for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and return to the pot, stirring. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.  

Sesame Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Sesame Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
34g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Protein
36g
71%
Carbs
39g
13%
Vitamin A
15µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.3%
Vitamin B6
1mg
66%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
2IU
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
35mg
3%
Fiber
0.8g
3.1%
Folate (food)
25µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
25µg
6%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
59mg
15%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
15mg
75%
Phosphorus
361mg
52%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
631mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.7%
Sodium
544mg
23%
Sugars, added
31g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.3%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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