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Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Honey Sesame Chicken

The perfect mix of sweet and savory, this recipe for Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken will become a family favorite!
Prep Time8 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Chicken, Freezer Meal, slow cooker
Servings: 6
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • Gallon Sized Freezer Bag


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts about 4 breasts; thighs would work great as well
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (light soy sauce works as well)
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (olive oil or canola oil work as well)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • sesame seeds optional garnish


  • Place all ingredients (except cornstarch and sesame seeds) 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 4-5 hours or on high 2 to 3 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 or shred using 2 forks, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • You can also sprinkle more red pepper flakes on top if you want more heat.


Serve with: Rice or noodles with a side of Oven-Roasted Parmesan Broccoli.
You can make this in the Instant Pot from frozen by cooking it on Manual for 25 minutes.
Find the original recipe on our website here: https://www.sixsistersstuff.com/recipe/slow-cooker-honey-sesame-chicken-recipe/