Six Sisters' Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I found this on the Six Sisters' blog and had to try it. I can never get the sauce to thicken in the crock pot so I put the juices in a separate pan, add the cornstarch and cook it on the stove but I posted as it was written.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot.
  2. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce.
  5. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce.
  6. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.
  7. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving.
  8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.
  9. You can also sprinkle more red pepper flakes on top if you want more heat.


Most Helpful

This was loved by everyone - no leftovers. Thank you for posting it.

Squeaky Worm August 29, 2013

This has become my family's favorite meal. My 20-year-old son has even mastered the sauce so he can make it whenever he wants. Everyone I serve this too remarks on how tender the chicken is. Because I am diabetic, I use agave syrup instead of honey. That allows me to add a dash of Mirin, a sweet Japanese rice wine, to the sauce. Instead of using water with the cornstarch, I take some of the hot liquid from the slow cooker and whisk that into the cornstarch, then return the mixture to the slow cooker. That works a treat and I get a nice sauce that thickens within minutes. This is a great, easy meal that can easily be adjusted for more or less chicken. We make a recipe and a half each time and it disappears by the next day. Give this one a try, and don't be afraid to personalize the sauce to your liking; this is a very forgiving dish, so experiment!

Tavaril62 February 21, 2013

"I could eat this anytime!" says my husband. (He's pretty "moody" with his food interests.) I cooked it on high for 3 hr, and it came out a good texture; it was slightly like a pulled pork, but not much. The flavor was excellent! I used 1/2t salt, 1/4t pepper, and 4 lb chicken breasts. Next time I'll use 25% more liquid for that volume of meat so none of the meat dries out. I served it over rice, garnishing it with cooked broccoli and carrots, and slivered almonds (though sesame seeds would have been better, I'm sure). mmm...

amy.cleaveland September 06, 2012

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