Honey sesame chicken


I found this recipe for Slow Cooker Honey-Sesame Chicken on Pinterest.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Recipe adapted from: Baby Center

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would be fine too)
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional - doesn't really add heat, just adds more flavor)
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds

Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.

*You can also sprinkle more red pepper flakes on top if you want more heat.
I used chicken breasts instead of thighs for this recipe.  I also did not have any cornstarch, so I used good old AP flour to thicken it up.


Richard seemed to enjoy this, even though he was sick when I made it.  Me I though it was... ummm just ok.  I'm not a huge honey flavor fan and that was the main flavor in my opinion. 


I don't think I'll be making it again.  I could tweak it and add some soy sauce and hot sauce and make it more my liking, but why when I can just find another recipe that does the same thing?



  1. Too bad you didn't like it. I always hate when I go to the trouble to make a recipe and then it disappoints!

  2. So many recipes so little time! ha ha! Thank you so much for your recent advice on helping my little girl read!

  3. So many recipe pins on Pinterest, aren't there?! Maybe we should create a board of "recipes that flopped". But then again, no one would ever go look at it, would they?

    I don't play around with recipes because I know that I will screw something up!


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