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This Crockpot Sesame Chicken is a more flavorful, health-i-fied version of a take-out classic! One of my go-to throw and go, quick and easy recipes! showmetheyummy.com
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Crockpot Sesame Chicken Recipe

This Crockpot Sesame Chicken is a more flavorful, health-i-fied version of a take-out classic! One of my go-to throw and go, quick and easy recipes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken breast, crockpot, healthy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 327kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts uncooked boneless skinless
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or gluten free alternative
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup I used an all natural, free of sugar variety - NOTE: there's a mistake in the video, it says sriracha, but it's ketchup :)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Sesame seeds, cilantro, and red pepper flakes optional for topping
  • Rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice for serving

Instructions

  • Grease your crockpot with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together sauce ingredients: broth, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, ketchup, garlic, red pepper flakes, ginger, and pepper. 
  • Pour half the sauce into crockpot.
  • Place chicken into crockpot.
  • Pour the rest of the sauce over the chicken.
  • Place the lid on and cook on LOW for 4 hours or HIGH for 2 hours.
  • Remove chicken from crockpot and set aside.
  • Whisk the cornstarch into the sauce until well combined.
  • Place chicken back into crockpot and cover.
  • Cook for an additional 30 mins on HIGH (if you cooked on HIGH before) or 1 hour on HIGH (if you cooked on low before).
  • Remove chicken, cut into chunks, then stir back into sauce.
  • Serve with your choice of rice and additional toppings and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1327mg | Potassium: 928mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.3mg