This recipe for Honey Sesame Chicken is quick to prepare and then it just has to sit in the slow cooker for a couple hours. It can be served over quinoa, rice, or as an asian slider on buns.
4-5 chicken breasts
1/2 small onion, chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
4 teaspoons of cornstarch
1/3 cup of water
3 scallion, chopped
salt and pepper
sesame seeds for garnish
Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot and season both sides well with salt and pepper. In a medium sized bowl mix the garlic,onion,honey,ketchup,soy sauce, olive oil, and red pepper flakes.
Pour the mixture on top of the chicken and make sure both sides are covered well. Turn the crock put on high and cook for 2 hours, or on low for 3-4 hours.
Prepare any quinoa or rice that you want to serve the chicken on. Follow cooking directions on package. In a small bowl mix cornstarch and water well, set aside.
When the chicken is finished cooking, remove only the breasts from the crock pot, leave any extra juice. Add the cornstarch/water mix to the juice and let cook for 10 minutes. Cut the chicken breasts up into bite sized pieces.
Remove some of the sauce and put it in a small bowl to later serve over the chicken and quinoa. Put the chicken back into the crock pot with the rest of the sauce and let it cook for another 30 minutes.
Once the chicken is finished cooking serve it on top of your quinoa and drizzle some of the extra sauce. Top with scallions and sesame seeds.