Thursday, October 11, 2012

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Seriously?!  Isaac ate five servings of this.  Granted, that probably equals one true serving, but still, I was amazed.  This nearly tastes like you're eating out.  Now Isaac knows what to order the next time we go to PF Changs.

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
Source:  The Comfort of Cooking via you know what (Pinterest)

6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts (about 2 pounds) 
Salt and pepper 
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup honey 
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil 
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water 
1/2 tablespoon (or more) sesame seeds
3 scallions, chopped

Place chicken in Crock Pot and lightly season both sides with salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oil and red pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or high for 2 hours.

Remove chicken to a cutting board, leaving sauce. Shred chicken into bite-sized pieces; set aside.

In a small bowl, dissolve 4 teaspoons cornstarch in 1/3 cup water; add to crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Cover and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes, or until slightly thickened.  Stir in the chicken.  Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.

Serve over your choice of rice or, as Rob suggested, rolled inside an iceberg lettuce leaf for a tasty lettuce wrap.

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