April 14, 2012

Honey Sesame Chicken

Ahhhh, 'tis the season for early evening t-ball games. I love that my son is so enthusiastic about the sport, but I H-A-T-E that the games are right in the middle of our normal dinner time. (On weeknights.)(AND there is more than one game per week...this week there are three games. Not a misprint...THREE!!!) (Did I mention I can't wait for t-ball to be over???? Yeah.) Needless to say, it makes dinner planning challenging. I made this dinner on the last game night that we had, and it delivered. Easy and fast--the slow cooker makes the strain of the awkward t-ball scheduling a bit more bearable.

Honey Sesame Chicken
Adapted From: Table For Two blog via Pinterest and Cooking Claire blog

1 to 1.5 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
3/4 cup of honey
1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Sesame seeds

Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker insert and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
In a medium sized bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine well. Pour over the chicken in the slow cooker.

Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 1 1/2-2 1/2 hours.

When done, remove chicken and cut into chunks. Prior to putting the chicken back in the stockpot, combine some cornstarch in water and whisk it into the slow cooker to thicken up the sauce a bit. Throw the chicken back in and stir around to recoat the chicken in the sauce.
Serve hot over a bed of rice or quinoa (optional) and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.

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