Sesame chicken is a very popular restaurant or take out dish all over. I was absolutely thrilled to see how easily the dish lent itself to the crockpot! It always comes out fantastic with very little fuss and inexpensive ingredients which you probably have on hand. This can be served at home, potlucks, parties, or anytime you crave for some Chinese take out food.
At first, I thought that the honey would make it super sweet, but it added the perfect amount of sweetness and flavor. It's become a favorite at my house, and everyone loves the tasty, slow simmered flavor that the crockpot imparts. Give it a try!
Place chicken in Crockpot and season both sides with salt and pepper as desired.
In a medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oil and red pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or high for 2 hours.
Remove chicken ONLY to a cutting board (leave sauce in pot). Shred chicken into 1" to 2" pieces; set aside. Prepare rice according to package instructions.
In a small bowl, dissolve 4 teaspoons cornstarch in 1/3 cup water; then add to crockpot. Stir to combine with sauce. Cover and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes, or until slightly thickened.
Add cooked rice to plates, top with chicken and spoon sauce over top. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds and chopped scallions as desired.
~You can also sprinkle more red pepper flakes on top if you want more heat.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (597g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 66 (23%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 7.3g||10 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.7g||3 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.4g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 220.6mg||8 %|
|Potassium 2580.8mg||68 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 51.6g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 8.5g||34 %|
|Sugars, other 43g|
|Protein 13.9g||20 %|
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Calories per serving: 286
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