Slow-Cooker Sesame-Garlic Chicken

Chinese takeout flavor and slow-cooker convenience make this dish a stellar choice for weeknight dinners. Add a side of Valley Fresh Steamers Select frozen broccoli florets, and dinner will be ready in a flash.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4


cup diced onion
cup honey
cup soy sauce
cup ketchup
tablespoons olive oil
teaspoon sesame oil
to 4 cloves garlic, minced
boneless skinless chicken breasts
teaspoons cornstarch
tablespoons water
tablespoon sesame seed

  • 1 In small bowl, mix onion, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, sesame oil and garlic. Set aside.
  • 2 Place chicken in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Pour honey mixture evenly over chicken.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours.
  • 4 With slotted spoon, remove chicken from slow cooker, leaving sauce in cooker. In small bowl, stir cornstarch into water until dissolved. Pour into slow cooker; stir to combine with sauce. Cover; cook sauce on High heat setting 10 minutes longer or until sauce has thickened.
  • 5 While sauce is cooking, shred chicken with 2 forks.
  • 6 Return shredded chicken to slow cooker; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seed before serving.

Expert Tips

This chicken is great served with a side of cooked Valley Fresh Steamers® Select® frozen broccoli florets.

If you want to add some spice to your Slow Cooker Sesame-Garlic Chicken, add 3/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes at the beginning of the cooking process.

In a rush? You can cook this recipe on the High heat setting for 2 hours for a speedy version of this recipe.