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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

I mentioned these last few weeks that I have been using the slow cooker frequently!  Did you know you can cook just about anything in it?  Just do a few Google searches and you will find that you can!

This week I decided to try the Sesame Ginger Chicken from Cooking Light.  At first when my husband and I tried the chicken we thought it was just “okay”, then when we poured the sauce over it that just turned it into “delicious”.  There wasn’t a bite left!  We gobbled it up!  I love that it took me just minutes to prepare.  I prepped it in the slow cooker the night before then just started cooking it before we left for school in the morning.

When we were ready for dinner I simply made some rice and topped the chicken and sauce over the rice!  It was quick, easy and delicious!

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

I love making Asian inspired meals at home because I can control the sauces I use.  Being gluten free it is extremely difficult to eat out at Asian restaurants because of the gluten in the sauces.  I think my husband’s wish is that Panda Express would come out with something gluten free.  He is having withdrawals because we hardly eat there since I can’t!  I’ll just keep it to myself that I prefer to make my own anyway regardless if I could eat there or not!

Now are you ready for this slow cooker dinner?

Get those slow cookers ready!

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Medium Sized Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 Cup Low Sodium Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Orange Juice
  • 5 Tsp Hoisin Sauce (or Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Peeled Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp Cold Water
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Green Onions, Diced
  • Cooked Rice (Optional)

Directions:

  1. In a 5 quart slow cooker, pour the sesame oil evenly on the bottom then place the chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. Evenly cover the chicken with the soy sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, hoisin sauce, ginger, and garlic.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Once the chicken is done, remove it and set aside.
  5. Use a strainer to pour the sauce from the slow cooker into a small saucepan.
  6. On medium heat warm the sauce up with the cornstarch and water. Whisk it until it is thick.
  7. Then, top the chicken with the sauce, sesame seeds, and green onions.
  8. Serve over cooked rice.

 

Adapted From:  Sesame-Ginger Chicken

 

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken”

  1. Claudiaposted September 27, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Hi Kristy,
    Thanks you for the Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken recipe. I am part of a club of moms that meets once a week to make a meal in our Crock pots. We made yours this week and it was a huge hit with the adults and KIDS! We posted it on our Facebook page.. The Crock Pot Ladies Port Washington , NY . Check it out 🙂
    We Love your webpage. Will definitely be back for more recipes… Thanks! Claudia

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    • Kristy Stillreplied September 27th, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Awww!! Thank you so much! I am so glad you all enjoyed it! What an awesome group too!

  2. Katie Starfishposted March 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight with a couple of changes. i followed the recipe to the letter up to the actual cooking part (because I didn’t have time for the slow cooker today). I seared off the chicken thighs in a frying pan with the sesame oil (smelled so good!) and then put them into a 9×13 baking dish with high sides. I poured the sauce over them (with the addition of half a white onion diced finely), and baked, covered, at 375F for about an hour. I flipped the thighs halfway through so the sauce could soak equally into both sides.

    After the thighs were baked I removed them to a separate dish, poured the sauce into a saucepan and set about thickening it. I found that the sauce, as is, was extremely salty and I didn’t think my kids would like it without softening/sweetening it up a bit. I added half a cup of water, half a cup of white wine, a bit more orange juice and about a tablespoon of raw honey. Made a big difference! 🙂 Didn’t hear a complaint from either my husband or the kiddos.

    I wonder if using the slow cooker would take the edge off some of the saltiness, though. In any case, I enjoyed it!

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