Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken
Tomorrow is the Lunar New Year, aka Chinese New Year, and I have one more Chinese recipe to share with you, a super easy slow cooker honey garlic sesame chicken. This is the slow cooker version of the Chinese takeout classic sesame chicken that's even easier to make and tastes amazing! The slow cooker sesame chicken is so simple, you just throw everything into the slow cooker in the morning and in the evening you shred the chicken and enjoy! The slow cooked shredded chicken just melts in your mouth and the tasty sauce keeps it nice an tender and moist! This chicken is great over rice, noodles, in sandwiches, quesadillas, etc. There are just so many different ways to enjoy it; you really should just give in and make a double or triple batch!

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Sesame Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 8 hours Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes Servings: 4

A super easy and tasty slow cooker version of the classic Chinese takeout honey garlic sesame chicken.

  • 1 pound chicken
  • 1 small onion, sliced or diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • chili sauce (such as sriracha or sambal oelek) to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  1. Place everything, except the sesame oil and sesame seeds, in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or on high for 2-5 hours, remove the chicken, shred it (discarding skin and/or bones) before mixing it back into the sauce along with the sesame oil and sesame seeds and enjoying!

Option: Cook the onion, garlic and ginger in a bit of oil in a pan before adding to the slow cooker.
Option: Simmer the sauce and juices in the slow cooker to reduce and thicken after removing the chicken and then return the shredded chicken to the reduced sauce
Nutrition Facts: Calories 261, Fat 6.2g (Saturated 0.6g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 1064mg, Carbs 24.4g (Fiber 1.1g, Sugars 20.2g), Protein 28.1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Heather Christo said...

OMG this looks incredible!!!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

totally craving this for dinner!

rancholyn said...

If you don't want chicken to shred but rather in pieces you think 6 hrs low or 3 hrs high would do the trick?

Kevin Lynch said...

rancholyn: Yes, that should be good for sliced or diced chicken!

Maria Lichty said...

Looks like an easy and delicious weeknight meal!

kreativ Nut said...

Is there no need for other liquid(s) like water for this recipe? I tried it as is and the entire content burnt so badly (completely charred) cooking at low for 6 hrs and my flat almost burn down! Now I am struggling to remove the charcoal stuck on my slow cooker pot 😭

Noreen Gamble said...

Just made this and it's delicious!! I added some hoisin sauce in the first steps and cornstarch in the end to thicken it up. I will be making this again!! Thank you Kevin!

Kevin Lynch said...

Noreen Gamble: I'm glad you like it!

Lori in Maine said...

Hi Kevin, I've got this AMAZING sounding and looking dish in the slow cooker as I write. Really looking forward to dinner! Question, chili sauce? I have sweet chili sauce but I don't think that's what you mean. Can you clarify please and give me an idea of what amount to start with? Thanks for sharing!

Kevin Lynch said...

Lori in Maine: I usually go with something like a sriracha or a sambal oelek and I start with 1 tablespoon. Sweet chili sauce would work in this recipe but cut back on the honey to avoid making it too sweet. I would replace half of the honey with 2 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce to start with. Enjoy!


I need to make this for dinner tonight! Yum!


I need to make this yummy dish for dinner soon!

Unknown said...

Would the cook time be the same if I wanted to double the recipe? Thanks!

Kevin Lynch said...

Unknown: The cook time us the same. Enjoy!

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