Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Sept 30 2017 /Courtesy of: OneDishKitchen


2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

pinch kosher salt

pinch black pepper

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons ketchup

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon dried onions

1 clove garlic , minced

pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

3 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon cornstarch


  • Place the chicken thighs into the base of a mini slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper over the tops of the chicken.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, olive oil, dried onions, garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken thighs. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low until the chicken is tender, 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place on cutting board.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce in the slow cooker. Stir, cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes on a high temperature.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and stir into the sauce.
  • Top with sesame seeds and serve over rice. (See notes for the ingredients and instructions to make a single serving of rice).

Recipe Notes

  • To make a single serving of rice:
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup white rice


  • 1.  Bring the water, salt and butter to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in the rice.
  • 2.  Reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid.
  • 3.  Simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.