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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

As one of my kids moves out of the picky eating phase, it seems like the next one moves into that phase. 

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

We don’t have the normal dinner battles, though. My kids are actually pretty good eaters when it comes to fruits and vegetables, and they are pretty willing to try new foods.

The biggest dinner battle that we have is about meat. It seems like if one kiddo likes beef, the other one wants nothing to do with it. Thankfully, my two year-old hasn’t gotten in on the pickiness yet.

Chicken is one of the meats that everyone will always eat, so I love easy chicken dinners like this Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken. The chicken cooks in an easy sweet and savory sauce, and it’s delicious served with rice and veggies.

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

This slow cooker sesame chicken has a shorter cooking time than a lot of slow cooker recipes. It’s great for those times when  you need to make dinner and walk away for a few hours.

I love these shorter recipes for times when I need to run errands. This is a recipe that I can start in the afternoon and then leave to go pickup/drop off kiddos from school and activities, and by the time we get home, dinner is ready, which is pretty fantastic.

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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken in an easy crock pot chicken dinner. The chicken cooks in a sweet and savory sauce that's perfect with rice and veggies.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 316 kcal
Author i heart eating


  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2-3/4 cup honey depending on desired sweetness
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions


  1. Place chicken into slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cornstarch.
  3. Stir honey, soy sauce, ketchup, sesame oil, Sriracha, onion, garlic, and ginger together in a bowl. Taste, and add additional honey as needed.

  4. Pour sauce over chicken. 

  5. Cook on LOW until the chicken is tender about, 3-4 hours.

  6. Remove chicken from the sauce in the slow cooker to a cutting board.
  7. Cut chicken into small pieces, and stir back into the sauce.

  8. Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 1102mg 46%
Potassium 713mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 19g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 5.9%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Ben Myhre
    September 16, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I don’t know what my mom did with me, but I have always loved all sorts of food and don’t think I ever really had a picky period. I think the only thing I really grew into was onions… and the only thing I will never grow into is liver anything.

    This sesame chicken looks SPECTACULAR!

    • Reply
      September 16, 2017 at 8:56 am

      I’ve wondered whether it’s a generational issue because I don’t remember many picky eaters from when I was a kid. I’m right there with you on the liver though! That is one food that I’ve never been able to get a taste for. Thank you!!

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