Monday, October 28, 2013

Crock Pot Sesame Chicken

This is a delicious and easy recipe for a group.
While not exactly what you get at a Chinese restaurant, it is pretty close!

yield: 6 servings

1lb (or one package that is about 1lb) chicken breasts
½ onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
½C honey
½C soy sauce
4 tbs tomato paste
3 tsp sesame oil
3 tsp cornstarch
¼C water
1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets
1 tbs toasted sesame seeds
prepared brown rice

  1. Place chicken breasts in the bowl of a crock pot.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, tomato puree, and 2 tsp sesame oil.
  3. Pour mixture over chicken.
  4. Cook on low for at least 4 hours, up to 6 hours.
  5. About 20 minutes before you want to serve, combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl to create a slurry.
  6. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker.
  7. Add the slurry to the remaining sauce in the slow cooker.
  8. Turn the crock pot to high, allowing the sauce to thicken.
  9. Shred the chicken with two forks.
  10. Add the shredded chicken back into the crock pot, stirring together.
  11. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the chicken.
  12. Cook on high, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
  13. In a skillet, heat 1 tsp of sesame oil over medium-high heat.
  14. Stir fry the broccoli pieces, until they turn a bright green color but not soft.
  15. Lay broccoli over rice and top with a scoop of the chicken/sauce mixture.
  16. Enjoy!

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