Cooking Time:3-4 hours on Low or 1-1/2 - 2-1/2 hours on High
Ingredients4-6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
1 Onion, chopped
1 T. Flour
1 tsp. Ground Ginger
Salt and Pepper
1 c. Honey
1/2 c. Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1/4 c. Ketchup
2 T. Sesame oil
1 tsp. Minced Garlic
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
4 tsp. cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Once you make Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken at home, you will not be able to get it at a restaurant again, as it is that good!
- Add chopped onion to a 5-Quart slow cooker.
- Cut Chicken thighs into 2-inch pieces.
- Sprinkle flour, ginger, salt and pepper over chicken pieces and toss to coat.
- Place chicken pieces over onions in the slow cooker.
- Combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes (red pepper flakes adds great flavor, not a lot of heat) in a bowl and mix well.
- Cover the chicken in the slow cooker with mixture.
- Cover and Cook on Low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from slow cooker.
- Dissolve 1 T. of cornstarch in 6 T. of water and stir into the sauce in the slow cooker.
- Place lid back on the slow cooker for 8-10 minutes on High or until slightly thickened.
- Place chicken that has been cut into bite size pieces back into the slow cooker with the thickened sauce before serving.
Serve over rice or noodles, sprinkling with sesame seeds.
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Hi Jenn! Your recipe looks amazing!! I cannot wait to try it this week! However I am not sure where the cutting up of the chicken is??? Can you explain?? It seems like you put the chicken in in whole pieces but that part is a little confusing?? Thank you!! xoxo!
Thank you Amanda for the question, I have added a step so it will be less confusing. Hope this helps, and Happy Crocking!
First of all, the picture above is highly misleading and the dish definitely does not look like that. Plus, the taste is much more harsh than takeout
I followed this to the letter, and it really didn’t turn out worth the effort. Won’t be making this again.
The picture does look like the item is fried… that part is rather confusing as well. =/
I agree with the picture being misleading – mine looked nothing like it. I did the cornstarch but it didn’t make a glaze like the picture, more of a sauce even with more cornstarch added. Granted it was pretty tasty no matter what it looked it.
Trying your Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken right now…
I Just put the ingredients in the slow cooker…
I tried this recipe tonight. However, it wasn’t until far too late that I discovered I was out of soy sauce and kechup! So I substituted 3/4 cup teryaki (thin marinade, not the thick sauce). I also poured the liquid into a pot at the end to add the corn starch over higher heat before pouring it all back into the crock. This came out SO good! The family has demanded I make it again!
Yay! I’m glad you loved it. I’ve had to improvise many times – sometimes that’s how the best recipes are created! It sounds like your new way is a keeper. Thanks for sharing & Happy Crocking!
Hello Can I use frozen chicken for this? does it change cook times if I do?
Hi Jessica it will add more time for crocking! I would add at least one hour, but you can also use a meat thermometer to test your chicken! Happy Crocking!
Is that supposed to be fresh ginger or powered ginger?
Hi Renee… If it doesn’t say fresh ginger assume it is calling for powdered Ginger. So if you use fresh, you would want to add a little more than the recipe calls for. Happy Crocking and thank you for the question.
I had fresh on hand so I used the fresh. It was a very yummy dish!
I thought it tasted pretty good, but it most definitely did NOT look anything like the picture! The cornstarch thickened the sauce, but that was it. I’ve seen a similar recipe floating around on FB and it too, contained a very misleading picture. If the picture you show is one you took of your actual dish, can you please tell the rest of us how you got it glazed & fried looking in just the crock pot? If the picture is not of your actual dish, please change it so it isn’t misleading. The flavor is there, but it’s not… Read more »
Stefanie, You can place the finished slow cooker chicken under the broiler for a few minutes to brown it up, and give it a brown look, then top it with the sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds, and you have a your chicken dish! 🙂
I’m curious about how much chicken you used, by weight.
This really has to do with how much chicken you like. Also how big your chicken pieces are. Enjoy and Happy Crocking!
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Mine did not look like the picture either, but it was yunmy! Thumbs up from the husband too. Definitely will make it again. I had 3 good sized chicken breasts, so i halved all of the ingredients. I did not use the sesame seeds. The ginger definitely gives it a little kick. The sauce does not thicken very much with the amount of corn starch, Didn’t have time to experimen, but we ate it over rice so the sauce sunk in nice. Always finding great recipies on here!
Tried this recipe, it was delightful. Did not look like the picture, but it is the taste that matters. Will definetly will make again. Thank you
I’ve been dying to make this recipe. The picture just looks amazing. Little did I know that what I would get was black chicken with a sweet soy sauce at the end. Yikes. I’m bad in the kitchen, but this just looks bad! Taste, eh, not something worth waiting all day for. Darn.
So sorry Kels, but some slow cooker recipes cook faster than others. It is important to learn your slow cooker and how it crocks.
I cooked this recipe on the stove. I knew I couldn’t leave it in the croc pot all day, so when I came home I cooked it on the stove instead. It didn’t take much time, and it was absolutely delish. I will make again
@ kate…maybe yours looked different you used breasts not thighs. That will give it a different look and different taste. It all depends what you prefer!