As one of my kids moves out of the picky eating phase, it seems like the next one moves into that phase.
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.
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.
More slow cooker recipes!
Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
- 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
- Place chicken into slow cooker.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cornstarch.
Stir honey, soy sauce, ketchup, sesame oil, Sriracha, onion, garlic, and ginger together in a bowl. Taste, and add additional honey as needed.
Pour sauce over chicken.
Cook on LOW until the chicken is tender about, 3-4 hours.
- Remove chicken from the sauce in the slow cooker to a cutting board.
Cut chicken into small pieces, and stir back into the sauce.
Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds and sliced green onion.