Crock Pot Orange Sesame Chicken With Toasted Almonds

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Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
5 hrs

This is fantastic chicken! My DH says it's some of the best chicken he's ever had. It is loosely based on an old crock pot recipe, but updated by removing a lot of grease (the original recipe has you add the oil that you fry the chicken in into the crock pot...yuck!), using lower fat sour cream, and adding real Asian flavors to it. Cook time is crock pot time.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse chicken and pat dry.
  2. Mix sesame seeds, salt, flour, and pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Coat the chicken with the flour mixture and fry in the oil in a large skillet, preheated over medium-high heat.
  4. Fry to a nice, medium brown color on both sides.
  5. Depending on how much chicken you have, you may need to do more than one batch.
  6. Don't overcrowd the chicken!
  7. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place in a large crock pot.
  8. In a small bowl, mix onion, wine (or water or broth), and bouillon granules (if using).
  9. Pour over the chicken.
  10. Cover and cook on low, 5-7 hours.
  11. Turn on high and remove chicken, keeping all the juices in the crock pot.
  12. OPTIONAL- at this point I like to heat the oven to 450 and 'crisp up' the chicken a bit on a cookie sheet, be extra careful not to burn it if you decide to do this!
  13. Whisk the cornstarch and water together and stir into the crock pot.
  14. Then add all of the sauce ingredients EXCEPT sour cream and cook on high for 15 minutes.
  15. Whisk the sour cream into the sauce and serve over rice (I like Basmati) with the chicken.
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My family enjoyed this.