Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

I do love Pinterest! When I'm making my menus each week I check the freezer and fridge for ingredients then I head to Pinterest and look for the right fit. I'm on a roll with my Crock Pot. I don't have a crazy busy life but I do like the convenience of putting a few ingredients in the Crock Pot, and then smelling it simmer away all afternoon.
It's summer, the days are getting warm, actually hot, turning the oven on can really heat up my west facing kitchen. The family gets hungry at 6 no matter the season! Using your Crock Pot can provide a tasty meal for a hungry family without heating up the kitchen. Summer and Crock Pots really do go together!
This Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken  from The Comfort of Cooking was easy to make, I added brown rice and a fresh fruit salad for one yummy meal. Next time I will add some steamed veggies too.

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs--I remove all traces of fat, because I can!
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed in 3/4 cup water
sesame seeds for garnish
sliced scallions for garnish
Place chicken in bottom of Crock Pot and season lightly with salt and pepper. In a small bowl mix onions, garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oil; and red pepper flakes. Pour over chicken cook for 3-4 hours on low or 2 hours on high. Do not over cook as chicken will dry out. Remove chicken to a cutting board and shred. Mix corn starch and water, stir into sauce. Cover and cook on high for 10 minutes or until thickened.
Serve rice, topped with chicken and drizzled with sauce. Garnish with sesame seed and scallions. Enjoy!
Printable Recipe 

Other Crock Pot Favorites
Crock Pot Mashed Potato Soup
Potatoes Au Gratin in a Crock Pot
Pepperoncini Beef in a Crock Pot--always on the menu at Harris Family gatherings!
Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup


Mary Bergfeld said...

What a nice recipe, Cindy. I'm selective when it comes to crock-pot recipes but I'd be happy to give this one a try. Have a wonderful weekend.Blessings...Mary

Debra Eliotseats said...

Wow, I always think about the crock pot as a winter appliance. Don't know why. This sounds very good. I pin so much stuff I will never make. When I get off my cookbook kick, I think I will do a Pinterest only series. :)

Unknown said...

This looks so yummy....and easy too!

Delectably Green said...

Oh my! I dont' actually have a crock pot but I'm thinking this recipe is a good excuse to get one! LOVE the flavors - YUM
Mary x

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Mmmmm....I love Asian inspired entrees. And using the crock pot in the summer is an excellent idea :)

Unknown said...

I love pinterest too!! and this recipe looks amazing

Kayte said...

The kitchen in my house before this one faced West and when we built this one (across the street from the other one), I made certain that my kitchen was going to face east! lol So for the past 22 years, I've been cooking in comfort. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and wondered how good it was, so am happy to have a good report from someone I trust as I love all the ingredients in this and am going to make it now that you liked it.

Chaya said...

The three words, honey, sesame and chicken are all favorites. Putting them together must be delicious.

Krista said...

This looks great! I love Asian food and this just makes it so much easier to get from the pan to the plate! Love it for summer :) This will be featured on Great Idea Thursday's! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

Amber @ said...

This sounds like my kind of meal! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #18!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Candise said...

I have a feeling this is the recipe that will help me learn to love thighs! It is on the menu for tomorrow.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, this sounds like a wonderful recipe - I love chicken and honey, the combination is always delicious and I am sure that preparing this dish in a crockpot fill the whole house with wonderful aroma for a few hours!