Sesame Honey Chicken

Sesame Honey Chicken
Staff Writer
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
369
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.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
160mg
53%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
53g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Calcium, Ca
123mg
12%
Choline, total
171mg
40%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
51µg
13%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
88mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
21mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
506mg
72%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
48µg
87%
Sodium, Na
516mg
34%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
111g
4%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.