Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recipe Week 2 .6

Don't worry y'all, I haven't forgotten about recipe week. I was busy cleaning last night so that I didn't have to today so that I could do whatever I wanted again. :) I have to admit that I don't use my crock pot enough. In fact, I've only used it twice in the over 2 1/2 years that we've been married. I should be ashamed - I know. BUT, I have been searching for recipes to help make my life easier, and I found this recipe on my new time-wasting hobby - Pinterest. If you have any great crock pot recipes that you'd like to share, will you please email them to me at whatthehartlikes {at} gmail {dot} com?

{I have a photo that I'll add, but it's saved on Tom's computer - and I don't know where it is :) }

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Recipe borrowed from a new blog I found: Six Sisters' Stuff

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thighs would be fine too)
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (could also use olive oil or canola oil)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional - doesn't really add heat, just adds more flavor)
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds

Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. {I cut up the chicken breasts into smaller pieces before adding it to the pot so that it would cook faster}. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through. 

Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.

*You can also sprinkle more red pepper flakes on top if you want more heat.

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