Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What's Cooking Wednesday | Honey Sesame Chicken

Yesterday, S requested something "chickeny" for dinner.  I wasn't really quite sure where I was going to take that, until I remembered I had pinned this crock pot honey sesame chicken recipe.  It did not disappoint!  I made a few slight changes, and was quite pleased with how it came out. 

What You Need:
  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 TBSP sesame seed, divided
  • 1 tsp chili powder (or more to taste)
  • green onions, sliced (for topping)
  • rice, prepared (for serving) 

What To Do:

Toss the chicken breasts in your crock pot.  (Mine were frozen solid, and I just threw them in there anyway.)

Gather the rest of your ingredients.

Chop up your onions and garlic.
Throw the chopped onions right on top of the chicken. 

Combine the ketchup, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, chili powder, garlic, and 2 TBSP sesame seeds in a bowl, and mix to make a sauce.

Pour the sauce on top of the chicken and onions.  (Use a spatula to spread it around and coat the chicken as best as you can.)

Cook for 4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low.  

Then, remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred it into small chunks.

Return the chicken to the crock pot and mix it around, so that it is coated in the remaining sauce. 

Let the chicken soak in the sauce while you prepare your rice and slice up your green onions.

Serve over rice and top with green onions and the remaining sesame seeds.  


Also, since this recipe is dairy-free, I served E up a toddler-sized portion.

She DEVOURED it.  

This is what was left... of her second serving (plus some random chopped up green beans). 

So, there you have it...  An inexpensive, quick and easy, kid-friendly dinner!  I will definitely be making this again at our house. :-)


  1. Chow down E! I made homemade meatballs and a side of creamed spinaach the other day and Sully ate like he was going to the chair. Hahah! I love when they really get into the flavors of food. :-)

    1. YUM, that sounds amazing!

      And I love it too, it is so neat to watch their little palates develop! :-)

  2. I loooooove chicken in the crock pot! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is on the menu for next week!