Don't you love those main dishes you can throw into a slow cooker and return three hours later with little to no work left for a fabulously delicious dinner? Yes, they're the best! This Asian chicken dish is made with a sweet sauce that is perfect for a family because the sauce is sweet and not spicy. I love it because the preparation time is minimal and the ingredients are common, yet the flavor is anything but ordinary.
SLOW COOKER ASIAN HONEY SESAME CHICKEN
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces
2/3 cups corn starch
1/4 cup oil
1 cup cold water + 1/4 cup corn starch
3/4 cup soy sauce
4 teaspoons sesame oil
3/4 cup honey
4 teaspoons minced garlic (approximately 8 cloves, depending on size)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
sesame seeds to garnish
Serve with rice (Jasmine rice is my favorite)
1. Add the chopped 2" pieces of chicken to a large resealable plastic bag and add cornstarch. Seal and shake to coat chicken.
2. Preheat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute 1-2 minutes to brown the very outside and remove from heat. Add to a greased slow cooker. Unless you cut this recipe in half, it is easier for me to brown half of the chicken at a time.
3. Whisk together the cold water and cornstarch until dissolved. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ketchup, and rice vinegar. Whisk to combine thoroughly.
4. Poor sauce over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Serve over cooked rice. Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
I prefer serving this chicken with Jasmine rice. Jasmine rice is a sweet smelling long-grain rice that always turns out fluffy and perfect. It never seems to take as long to cook as the instructions provide, however, so if you're not use to preparing it watch it towards the end so it doesn't burn.
We love this dish! I hope you do, too! Have a great week everyone!