Today is a day of mourning.
After 4 great years together, my slow cooker kicked the can . . .
Thankfully they still sell the same make and model, so I am heading to the store tomorrow to go purchase it again (because heaven knows that I use my slow cooker 5 times a week and can’t go more than a day without one!). 🙂
In the meantime, I wanted to share the last meal that my slow cooker and I prepared together.
It was quick, easy, and had just the right amount of kick . . . the perfect way to remember my good ol’ crock pot.
Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Chicken
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
4 teaspoons sugar
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce* (more of less, depending on how hot you like it)
1/2 cup water
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken in crock pot.
Combine soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, sugar, garlic, ginger, hot sauce, and 1/2 cup water in a bowl and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours OR high for 3-4 hours.
Once done cooking, pull chicken out and place on large plate. Mix together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and pour into remaining liquid in the slow cooker. Turn heat to high (if it wasn’t already) and cook for another 15 minutes (or until sauce thickens a little bit).
Shred chicken and add back into liquid in slow cooker.
Serve over rice, topped with green onions and sesame seeds.
*Sriracha hot sauce is available at most grocery stores and Wal-Mart. It is a Thai chili sauce with amazing flavor. It cost me about $3 for a huge bottle of it and it is totally worth it. The flavor it adds is so yummy.
Looking for more Asian-inspired foods?
Love slow cooker meals as much as we do?
Check out our eBook with 25 of our favorite slow cooker recipes!
A collection of our tried-and-true favorite slow cooker recipes that are easy to make and use simple ingredients. We know that your family will love them as much as we do. All in one place in a PDF file with links to the on-line recipe. Get it here!