Weekly Crock Pot: Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  1. In a large bowl, combine onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vegetable oil and red pepper.
  2. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste. Place chicken thighs into a slow cooker. Add honey mixture and gently toss to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken thighs from the slow cooker and shred the chicken before returning to the pot with the juices. Cover and keep warm for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

So this recipe called for 2lbs of chicken. I decided to freeze half the sauce mixture with 1lbs of uncooked chicken, so I could save it for post-LBW. I’M SO STINKING CLEVER, AIN’T I?? (I bought freezer bags, too!) This cooks on low for 3.5 hours (seriously, who does that?) so I thought I was going to have to save it for Sunday. But then! BLIZZARD. So Mr. T and I were stranded inside together all day, and boom – suddenly I could cook.

Weekly Crock Pot: Honey Sesame Chicken | The Wilson BuzzI was a little worried that cutting the sauce mixture in half would cause some issues, since the crock pot is so big. But I crossed my fingers and went for it. #noragrets And it worked out pretty fabulously! It made enough for me, Mr. T, and then a smidge of leftovers. As far as the taste…it wasn’t terrible. It was missing something, in my opinion, but…I dunno. It was alright.

2 thoughts on “Weekly Crock Pot: Honey Sesame Chicken

    • You’d be surprised how many recipes have ketchup in them. I don’t know if it’s the acidity or what, but I’ve had to add it to all sorts of things.

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