Sweet, savory and a little spicy, this easy Asian inspired Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken has a balance of flavor combinations.
Yield: 8 Servings
4.55 from 20 votes

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Total Time: 4 hrs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Sweet, savory and a little spicy, this easy Asian inspired Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken has a balance of flavor combinations.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless (skinless chicken breast)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce (tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha hot chili sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1 heaping tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 medium scallions (chopped for garnish)

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker and season with black pepper. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, 1 tbsp water, sesame oil, onion powder and sriracha hot chili sauce. Pour over chicken and cook on LOW 3-4 hours.
  • Remove chicken, leaving the sauce in the slow cooker. Shred chicken with two forks; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in remaining 1/4 cup water; add to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on HIGH until slightly thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes; return chicken to the slow cooker and mix well.
  • Serve chicken and sauce over rice and top with sesame seeds and chopped scallions for garnish.

Nutrition

Serving: 2/3 cup, Calories: 198kcal, Carbohydrates: 13.5g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 475.5mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 10g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 5