Throw all of the ingredients for this Healthy Crockpot Sesame Chicken recipe into your slow cooker and have dinner ready in no time. This healthy crockpot chicken recipe is kid-friendly, gluten-free friendly, and an excellent meal prep chicken recipe.
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 (5 years ago OMG) 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
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
We plated our healthy 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!
- First, mix honey, soy sauce, ketchup, minced garlic, and sriracha together.
- Then, place chicken and onion into a large crock pot 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.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/4 recipe Calories: 236 Sugar: 23 Fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 27 Fiber: 1 Protein: 26