Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Simply throw everything in the crockpot and you’re set for a family-friendly meal – it doesn’t get easier than that!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken - Simply throw everything in the crockpot for a quick and easy, no-fuss, family-friendly meal!

You know how you get a song stuck in your head and you sing it over and over and over for a week and a half until a new song gets stuck in your head? Well, my current song is Boy Dance Party by Bruce Willis and the boys from SNL. Ever since they played that skit, I’ve had it stuck in my head non-stop! I’ll go around the house singing it at the top of my lungs until Jason looks at me and says, “But babe, you’re not a boy.”

Figures.

I apologize in advance if you have this song stuck in your head for the next couple of weeks. It’s so catchy!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken - Simply throw everything in the crockpot for a quick and easy, no-fuss, family-friendly meal!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken - Simply throw everything in the crockpot for a quick and easy, no-fuss, family-friendly meal!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken - Simply throw everything in the crockpot for a quick and easy, no-fuss, family-friendly meal!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken - Simply throw everything in the crockpot for a quick and easy, no-fuss, family-friendly meal!

But enough about what the guys do when their ladies aren’t around. Let’s talk about this easy crockpot dish!

It’s such a simple, effortless dish that comes together so easily in the slow cooker. Simply throw everything into your slow cooker and that’s it! There’s just one tedious part shredding the chicken. But other than that, it’s an easy-peasy, no fuss dish with a sweet honey flavor that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken - Simply throw everything in the crockpot for a quick and easy, no-fuss, family-friendly meal!

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Simply throw everything in the crockpot for a quick and easy, no-fuss, family-friendly meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vegetable oil and red pepper.
  2. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste. Place chicken thighs into a slow cooker. Add honey mixture and gently toss to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken thighs from the slow cooker and shred the chicken before returning to the pot with the juices. Cover and keep warm for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

Adapted from The Comfort of Cooking.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 379.1 Calories from Fat 124.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.8g 21%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 125.0mg 42%
Sodium 1427.7mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 29.6g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 26.5g
Protein 34.7g 69%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Chicken thighs are a good source of iron, an important mineral needed to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to every cell of the body. Chicken thighs are also a good source of the B vitamins, which are needed for energy production.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.