Thursday, May 24, 2012

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

I can't tell you the last time I read a cookbook. Sure, I have some, but for the most part I cook from blogs, websites, or my own imagination. Since discovering food blogs many moons ago I realized that I just greatly prefer to see pictures of the recipe, hear someones opinion, and see how they modified an original recipe. Plus, once you find a blogger with similar taste to you you have a "cookbook" that's constantly updating, modifying, and increasing their collection of recipes. Some bloggers take such amazing pictures that I literally want to lick my screen (I don't... relax... don't get all skeeved out on me here). This is an example of a recipe where I saw the picture and instantly needed the meal in my life. Luckily for me the meal was absolutely delicious. Best of all since it cooks in the crockpot it's so incredibly easy! Try this soon, you'll be pleased. 

Source: Prevention RD


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 onion, minced
2 1/2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp sesame seeds

1- In a small bowl combine the honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir well.
2- Place chicken in the crockpot. Pour the sauce over top. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
3- Remove chicken, but leave the sauce, either shred or cut into pieces.
4- Stir the cornstarch into the sauce and cook on high for 10 minutes. 
5- Add the chicken back into the sauce. Toss well. Top with sesame seeds.


  1. Thumbs way up! I'm so glad you loved it! I need more crock potting in my life!

  2. Hey Steph! This recipe looks great, I will def. be adding to next week's menu:) BTW, that ice cream cake looks fab! yum yum

  3. I am having this for dinner right now and it is AWESOME!! Thank you for sharing it!

  4. Hello Steph!
    Thanks for the Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can you submit your Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken photo in ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

    1. I'm very late to this, but have to say....
      I work in an operating room where we dont get to leave for a long time, and we project the food porn pictures and drool all day long :)

  5. I made this tonight, and it is so good! Thanks!

    1. Just made this again... doubled the recipe so I could put some in the freezer for when I go back to work next week after 16 weeks on Maternity Leave. I used Sesame Oil this time for half the Olive Oil to up the sesame flavor, and I'm going to toast the seeds. Thanks again!!!

  6. I, literally, just made this. It is awesome and Stephanie rocks for creating this. When I saw the ketchup, I was like huh? But I decided to give it a go anyway. I did use half sesame oil and half olive oil with 5 breasts instead of 4. Thank you so much and I will try more of your recipes.

  7. Epic fail. Had to send husband for takeout for the company. Sauce was weird color and tasted like corn starch.

  8. Anyone try adding more spice to this for a sweet and spicy sauce?