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Slow-Cooker Sesame-Garlic Chicken

slow-cooker sesame-garlic chicken Entree Chinese
Slow-Cooker Sesame-Garlic Chicken
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 4 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

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.

Updated November 12, 2013

Ingredients

  • 1/2
    cup diced onion
  • 3/4
    cup honey
  • 1/2
    cup soy sauce
  • 1/4
    cup ketchup
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1
    teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3
    to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2
    teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3
    tablespoons water
  • 1
    tablespoon sesame seed

Steps

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
1980mg
83%
Potassium
560mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
62g
21%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
56g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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