Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

We are now two weeks into the new school year.
Adjustment time. As in- get my act together and figure out what I’m making for dinner before 6 pm. I’m always looking for quick-fix dinner ideas. Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken takes a little thought ahead of time, but you’re set when the “What’s for dinner??” question surfaces. It’s simple and a complete meal when served with a dish of stir fried veggies.
The leftovers would be perfect for lunch served over some greens tossed with a little Balsamic dressing.
Lunch for Momma.
That’s what I’m talking about.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Author: Si Foster
Adapted from LDS Living Magazine online


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, fresh or frozen*
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • sesame seeds
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  • 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water


  • Put Sesame seeds in slow cooker, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic, pepper flakes and pepper. Place chicken in cooker, turn to cover with sauce.
  • Cook on low 3 to 4 hours or just until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker, leaving sauce in ceramic insert.
  • Turn heat to high on slow cooker.
  • Whisk cornstarch into water and pour into slow cooker. Whisk to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high 10 more minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Shred chicken, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired and serve with rice.


-*I usually just throw chicken into the slow cooker frozen. It cooks in 3-4 hours on low. No thawing needed!

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