Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken is ridiculously tender, tasty, simple, and cheap and surely better than your local takeout joint. I could troll the internet ALL DAY for hilarious videos,...

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23 Responses to “Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken”

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    Tieghan — July 15, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I love honey sesame chicken. What a great recipe and perfect for summer parties!

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    Lauren — July 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I love the blog “what should we call me”. It has daily posts that I watch at work and laugh out loud only to remember I am at work. I love your recipe – I will probably try it and put it over some of my sesame soba noodles!

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      Tessa — July 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Thanks for sharing – I’m loving that blog!

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    Jennifer — July 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Great recipe!

    And response to your request for funny videos, I sure hope you’ve seen “Odin Eating Like a Person”

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      Tessa — July 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Oh my god that is so weird! The guy laughing is the best part!

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    Kiran @ — July 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I really need a slow cooker in my life!! This looks amazingly delish!

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    ashley - baker by nature — July 16, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Um YUM! I want to eat this all.

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    Don Birdsall — July 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I made this exactly as described with no tweaks or substitutions. I had all of the ingredients on hand except the sesame oil and of course the main ingredient chicken thighs. After quick trip to the supermarket I was ready to cook! Actually, not much cooking skill is involved. Chop some onion and throw most of the ingredients into a crock pot.

    I cheated a little on the rice. I bought some “heat and serve” Jasmine rice. It saves another pot to clean.

    The result was excellent. The balance of flavors is brilliant. If I bought this in a restaurant I would b e complimenting the chef.

    Keep up the good work! This is a five star recipe.

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      Tessa — July 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      I’m so thrilled to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for the comment.

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    [email protected] — July 17, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I love honey sesame chicken! I need to dig out my crock pot and give this a try!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — July 17, 2013 at 10:52 am

    This sounds delicious! My crock pot has been on serious hiatus, but I think it needs to be brought out for this! Pinned.

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    Amy Peden — August 3, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Could this possibly be a freezer meal?

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    Samantha — August 29, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Do you think that I could substitute chicken breasts for thighs? Chicken breasts are massively on sale at my grocery store this week and I’d love to make this!

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      Tessa — August 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm


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    Jenna — November 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    What do you mean by ‘replace the lid’?

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    Catherine — November 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe out! Hope my kids will like it too.

    This is the funniest thing I have seen recently:

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    Tami — November 29, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Tessa – Made this dish for dinner tonite. It is excellent!

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      Tessa — November 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm

      Awesome! Thanks for your comment 🙂

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    Jillian — December 4, 2013 at 11:01 am

    How do you get the sauce to thicken? My sauce was quite runny even after following the recipe to a T. I probably needed more cornstarch but was too hungry to try to thicken it some more!

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    Jennifer — January 9, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I made this yesterday using chicken breasts instead of thighs just because that’s what i had on hand. It was delicious! I was feeding 7 people, so i increased everything by 50%. Right before I was ready to serve it, I sauteed 2 giant heads of broccoli til just tender-crisp, then mixed it all together and topped with the sesame seeds and scallions.

    It’s hard to find recipes that the adults and all 5 kids ages 2 to 24 ALL LIKE. But everyone loved this! Will definitely use the thighs next time.

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    Amy — August 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    This is a delicious meal! It was so easy too.

    Wondering what your thoughts are on turning this into a freezer meal. Would you suggest freezing the mixture before cooking (except for the thickening part) or after?

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    Paul Boucher — April 23, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    GREAT find! It was the kids and I tonight, so dad got to put on the chef hat and daughter helped make this. Outstanding taste, nice but of heat. Loved by all.

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      Tessa — April 26, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Fantastic Paul! So glad you and the kids enjoyed 🙂

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