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Crockpot Sesame Chicken Recipe

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A delicious Crockpot Sesame Chicken Recipe served with tasty sweet and savory sesame flavor. This easy chicken dinner recipe is easy to put together and is a wonderful Chinese take-out classic, made in your own kitchen.

This slow cooker recipe saves you time as the honey chicken practically cooks itself. We are all about sharing easy dinner ideas and this simple chicken recipe is sure to please. 

Crockpot Sesame Chicken Recipe

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Simple & delicious and ready in 45 minutes

This slow cooker sesame chicken is perfect for busy weeknights. versatile and customizable

This slow cooker honey sesame chicken is incredibly easy and is made with just a few ingredients

The result is a sweet and savory dinner idea for the whole family.  It is packed with sesame flavor and is wonderful over a bed of white sticky rice or brown rice

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Crockpot Sesame Chicken

 

It also makes great leftovers so you can double the recipe if you want to save some time. 

 

Ingredients For Crockpot Sesame Chicken

 

This yummy recipe only requires a handful ingredients. 

chicken
honey
garlic
soy sauce
ketchup
oil – I use vegetable oil but you can use olive oil if you want. 
cornstarch
sesame seeds

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • crockpot or slow cooker
  • wire or coated whisk

How to Make Crockpot Sesame Chicken 

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
  2. Add the chopped chicken thighs to the base of the slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl stir honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic and vegetable oil together. Pour over the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 3.5 hours.Remove chicken from the slow cooker
  5. Combine the water and cornstarch to create a slurry
  6. Whisk the slurry into the sauce
  7. Turn the slow cooker to high and let the sauce thicken 10-15 mins, Return the chicken to the chicken to the sauce.
    Remove chicken from pot with a slotted spoon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
    Serve with rice, noodles, or stir-fried veggies.

How To Make Crockpot Sesame Chicken

Recipe Variations, Notes and Substitutions

Top with some chopped green onions or add a few red pepper flakes for an easy change-up.

To thicken the sauce, mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1 or 2 tablespoons of water, and add it to the sauce.

Optional substitutes:

  • You can use brown sugar in the place of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder will suffice if you don’t have fresh garlic
  • Gluten-free soy sauce and sesame oil can be used.

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Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • In a time crunch, you can cook this recipe on the High heat setting for 2 hours.
  • Double the recipe and place the second batch in a freezer bag. Store in the freezer for an easy prepared freezer meal.
  • You can prepare the chicken and sauce ingredients ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to place in the crockpot.

Serving, Storage & Leftover Suggestions

Store leftover chicken (if there is any), in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

FAQ

What should I serve with Crockpot Sesame Chicken?

  • white sticky rice
  • brown rice
  • peanuts or cashews
  • You can add the following vegetables to the pot if you like:
  • broccoli
  • snap peas
  • sliced carrots

Can I use other cuts of Chicken for this Recipe?

Yes, you can use boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe

Can I make this in an Instant Pot?

Yes, you can. See directions below. 

Instant Pot Directions

  1. Place chicken in the Instant Pot.
  2. Add oil, garlic and chicken and cook on saute setting for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except sesame seeds.  
  4. Pressure cook on high for 3 minutes.
  5. When the timer beeps, turn off the pressure cooker and release it.
  6. Top with sesame seeds.

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Crockpot Sesame Chicken

A delicious Crockpot Sesame Chicken Recipe served with tasty sweet and savory sesame flavor. This easy chicken recipe is full of flavor.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, crockpot, honey, sesame, slow cooker

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker/Crock Pot
  • Wire Whisk

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken thighs cubed

Sauce Recipe

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced

Instructions

  • Place chicken in the base of the slow cooker.
  • In a bowl stir honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic and vegetable oil together. Pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on low for 3.5 hours.
  • Remove chicken from the slow cooker
  • Combine the water and cornstarch to create a slurry
  • Whisk the slurry into the sauce
  • Turn the slow cooker to high and let the sauce thicken 10-15 mins, Return the chicken to the chicken to the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
  • Serve with rice, noodles, or stir-fried veggies.

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Recipe Rating




Jennifer

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

This is my fave way to make this and skip calling for take out! Plus it makes a big batch!

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Pam

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

This looks so delicious! I am going to make this, and I just know I'll love it. I'll be featuring it tomorrow at TFT. :)

Tamara

Monday 25th of October 2021

The crockpot is perfection! We did a recent sesame chicken recipe and it is so good to make at home!! A favorite!