Welcome back, crock pot! I love, love, love the crock pot, I just don’t use it enough. So easy and I love the way the house starts smelling good halfway through the day!
I love Chinese food, but it’s typically not very good for you, so when I found this recipe on Pinterest, I adapted a bit to make it a little healthier and it was so good. Another kid and family-friendly dinner. It was also super-cheap; I had everything but the chicken already in the pantry. Let me know what you think!
- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- little less than 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp diced onion
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- 2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 4 tbsp water
- sesame seeds
Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and then place in the bottom of a crock pot. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, onion, vegetable oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken and cook on low 3-4 hours or on high 1.5 – 2.5 hours.
When chicken is cooked, remove and chop into bite size pieces. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch with water and then stir into sauce still in crock pot. Replace lid and cook on high for 10 minutes or so, until the sauce thickens a bit. Once thickened, toss the chicken pieces with the sauce in the pot. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over brown rice and roasted broccoli.