Monday, April 2, 2012

Crockpot Honey-Sesame Chicken

Craving some flavor? Try this simple Crockpot meal that’s bursting with taste and tempered with the perfect amount of spice. It’ll lure your family to the kitchen with heavenly smells.

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs 
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup ketchup
1 T canola oil
1 T sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
2 T cornstarch
2 T water
Sesame seeds

Trim chicken thighs and place in the bottom of a large slow cooker; season both sides with salt and pepper. In a bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oils, garlic, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Pour over the chicken and turn to coat. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.

Remove chicken from the pot and shred with two forks. Combine cornstarch with water and stir into the hot liquid. Return shredded chicken to the pot, stir into thickened sauce, and and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve over rice and garnish with additional sesame seeds.

*Recipe modified from Table for Two

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