Recipe by PSU Lioness
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.
Top Review by Ninna
I found this recipe first on a blog. I had already prepared it and had it cooking in my crockpot when I decided to see if someone had submitted it to Food.com. I was interested in looking at reviews to see how it turned out as I rarely have success cooking chicken in the crockpot but I really wanted to try this. It is a great recipe and success at last with cooking chicken in the crockpot, this was not dry, nor did it have a strange texture, it was delicious and I will certainly make it again and again. I made it with a little less honey and replaced half the oil with sesame oil and added 1tbs grated ginger. I used thighs and served it with brown rice and sadly I forgot the sesame seeds. My crockpot seems to cook fast and I found it had cooked perfectly on low for 4hours. I will certainly make this again, it was easy and delicious. Thanks especially for the hint on thickening the sauce Lioness, it certainly was not going to thicken in the crockpot.
- 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 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch (dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water)
- sesame seeds
Directions See How It's Made
- Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot.
- 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.