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Crockpot Sesame Chicken FTW!
Want to know the best part about owning a crockpot AKA slow cooker? They are seasonal year-round! You heard me, I keep mine out all year because I love it so much! By the way, this slow cooker is very similar to the one I have and currently sells for under $50 on Amazon!
This delicious Crockpot Sesame Chicken Recipe dates back to 2013 and we decided to reinvent it by tweaking the recipe and retaking the photos! It’s still as good as the first time we made it, but much more beautiful.
The bowl helps because guess what? I made it in pottery 🙂 I say WE because Linley was actually with me when I made this recipe AND I believe the old photos are the first time her hands made an appearance in a FFF photo. #TBT Gah, I’m going to get all emotional. Okay, so here’s what you need to make this crockpot sesame chicken recipe.
Here’s What You Need
- chicken breast
- soy sauce (or tamari)
- organic ketchup
- minced garlic
- sesame seeds
We plated our crockpot sesame chicken with some white sticky rice and steamed broccoli, but you’re more than welcome to use quinoa or brown rice and serve with any vegetable you want! Here are more ideas:
- grains: quinoa, brown rice, fried rice, or cauliflower rice
- veggies: peppers, onions, mushrooms, or cauliflower
Crockpot Sesame Chicken Recipe
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
- 1/4 cup organic ketchup
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 1/2 medium onion minced
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- First, mix honey, soy sauce, ketchup, minced garlic, and sriracha together.
- Then, place chicken and onion into a large crockpot and pour on sauce.
- Turn crockpot to high and let cook for 1.5-2 hours. Or, alternatively, cook on low for 6-8.
- At 1.5 hours, check the chicken breasts to see if they are fully cooked (not pink in the middle). Once they are cooked, take chicken breast out and shred them using two forks.
- Before placing shredded chicken back into crockpot, add 1 tablespoons of cornstarch to the sauce and whisk until it dissolves. Place shredded chicken back into the pot, add sesame seeds, mix with sauce, and let cook for an additional 30 minutes on high.
- Serve with white sticky rice, steamed broccoli, and more sesame seeds.
Tips & Notes
- Nutrition does not include rice or brocolli.
- This recipe was updated in August 2018.
This is a recipe i do over and over again ! Its delicious!
So happy to hear it!
This recipe was so good and I am a very picky eater! I also added a bit of sesame oil, only because I didn’t realize I didn’t have enough sesame seeds. It tasted great!
Made this for dinner tonight and wrapped it in a spinach wrap! It was perfect!!! Cooked while I worked and all the eaters were satisfied! Looking forward to my leftovers for lunch tomorrow!
A truly yummy recipe! I made this in the midst of a kitchen renovation and the crockpot and few ingredients made it so quick and easy to prepare. My chicken was done after 1.5 hours in the crockpot on high and then I put the shredded bits back in for another 30 minutes and it cooked perfectly. Super tasty and I would definitely add a bit of sesame oil if you have it, as it gives it that extra needed flavor. I added about 1 tablespoon!
So glad this recipe worked well for you!
I am excited to make this recipe! Unfortunately I don’t have any ketchup as we used it all this weekend. Can I substitute tomato sauce?
I’m a guy, I read where it said through all the ingredients in the crock pot, so I did… don’t do that! Read the instructions first.
I’ve made this a couple of times now. Thanks for the recipe! I feel like it’s a much healthier dish than what we usually have and quinoa is a super food!! Something missing… couldn’t put my finger on it…. Sesame oil!!! I just threw a couple spoonfuls in, didn’t even measure , yum!!
Thought the flavors were a little flat and I used the ingredients exactly. I bought McCormick Sesame seeds from the spice section and couldnt taste the flavor at all even after sprinkling more on top when serving. Given most of today’s crock pots heat up too fast dont count on your slow to take 6-8 hours. I set mine to 6 hours, and it was done within 2 hours. After whisking in the corn starch, I added the broccoli florets to the pot and gave it a nice stir with the chicken. That was sufficient heating for fresh broccoli. Since I wasnt in love with it, Ill try another sesame chicken recipe for comparison.
Is there a substitute for onions? I made it and it tastes great! I am just not a huge onion fan.
You can just omit the onions!
Made this tonight. Super easy. I put my crockpot on high for 1.5hrs my used my meat thermometer and my chicken was done at about 1hr 40min. So definitely check your chicken at 1.5hrs. It’s a tad spicy but good that way in my opinion.
I made brown rice and broccoli on the side and put it together like a rice bowl. Such an easy recipe I will definitely make this again.
Great tip on the meat thermometer!
Is there a way to print the recipe without the ads?
6-8 on low resulted in burnt sticky sauce. Do not recommend.
Hey Daniel! We are so sorry you had issues. We’ve made this many times and have never had issues. Everyone’s crockpots run differently and maybe yours runs hot?
At the end, can I place broccoli in to cook along with everything for the last 30 (or less) minutes?
Of course, you can! That’s a really good idea. Any veggie will work <3
This recipe can’t be for 1 pound of chicken. Doesn’t take 6 to 8 hours in a crockpot for that.
Easy cheap recipe but extremely salty
This is absolutely delicious! love all of your recipes so far.
What an interesting combo of spices you have there – ketchup, soya and spriracha in same food? I have never thought combining those but that sure seems yummy!
Love the way the chicken is prepared
A very wonderful recipe, cant wait to try this in my kitchen, thanks for sharing.