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Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

The perfect mix of sweet and savory, this recipe for Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken will become a family favorite! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sesame Chicken, slow cooker chicken, Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 333kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would be fine too)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional - doesn't really add heat, just adds more flavor)
  • 4 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
  • sesame seeds


  • Spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot.
  • In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken.
  • 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 crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.
  • *You can also sprinkle more red pepper flakes on top if you want more heat.


To make this a freezer meal, place all ingredients in a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Mix together and zip bag closed.
When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour contents of bag inside the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 ? 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1262mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg