Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 hours, 15 minutes
Total time 5 hours, 25 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Website Adapted from Family Fresh Meals


  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1/8 Tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 2 Cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 Tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tsp cornstarch (dissolved in 3 tbsp water)
  • sesame seeds (to garnish)


This slow cooker chicken is best served over rice or another grain of your choice to soak up all that sweet and sticky sauce. I also like it served with some sort of simply steamed green - broccoli, kale, spinach, or swiss chard would all be great.


1. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
2. Combine honey, soy sauce, garlic, onion, ketchup, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes and stir to combine. Pour over chicken and cook on low for about 5 hours.
3. Once chicken is cooked, remove from slow cooker and set aside. Add corn starch mixture to sauce and cover and cook on high for about 10 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
4. Shred chicken with a fork and knife and add back to sauce in slow cooker. Serve over rice or quinoa and garnish with sesame seeds (if you can remember!)