Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

You know how when you go out of town for a long weekend, then drive back to your house and then feel like doing absolutely nothing? Yeah, that was me yesterday after we finally got home last night. I wanted to put on jammies, order in, and relax. But nooo, we had to go to the grocery store (which you know I do not enjoy) because we had no food in the house, and worst of all, it was dinner time. Oh Lordy. The grocery store was out of control. We could barely find a place to park. There were people everywhere. And the produce section was wiped clean. Couldn’t get green onion, couldn’t get cilantro, couldn’t get good strawberries. WHY?! It’s like there is really nothing to do in this town except go to the grocery store.

And after a long day at work today, another slow cooker recipe was definitely in order. Hubs loves to order Chinese, but I don’t like to order it very often as it is not the healthiest thing to order. I’ve been wanting to try some new Chinese recipes that I can make at home. I love sesame chicken and I love honey chicken. What better idea than to combine the two?! This version skips the heavy breading and you can tweak the sauce to meet your needs. I used a little honey, low sodium soy sauce, and reduced sugar ketchup. Serve this chicken over rice, quinoa, noodles, and/or veggies!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
Yield: 6 servings

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

This easy Honey Sesame Chicken is delicious and tender and made right in the Crockpot!


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup honey (1/2 cup for sweeter sauce)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds


  1. Place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker. In a bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, oils, ketchup, garlic, and the red pepper flakes. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Cover and cook the chicken on high for approximately 1 1/2 hours on high or on low for 3 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker. Pour the cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon of water into the sauce. Stir, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes until the sauce slightly thickens.
  3. Cut or shred the chicken into bite size pieces. Place the chicken back into the slow cooker and stir into the sauce to coat. Add additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve over rice, noodles, and/or steamed veggies. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

about 2/3 cup chicken

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 487mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 27g

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken