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Sesame Chicken for Slow Cooker

Sesame Chicken for Slow Cooker

Are you tired of spending hours in the kitchen, slaving over a hot stove to prepare a delicious meal? Look no further! With this recipe for Sesame Chicken in a slow cooker, you can enjoy a flavorful and satisfying meal with minimal effort. Let the slow cooker do all the work while you relax and savor the tantalizing aroma filling your home.

Why Choose a Slow Cooker?

Using a slow cooker is like having your own personal chef. It allows you to set it and forget it, taking the stress out of meal preparation. Just toss in the ingredients, set the timer, and let the magic happen. The slow cooker gently cooks the food over a longer period of time, resulting in tender, succulent dishes that are bursting with flavor.

Benefits of Slow Cooking

Slow cooking not only saves you time and effort, but it also enhances the flavors of the ingredients. The low and slow cooking method allows the flavors to meld together, creating a depth of taste that is simply irresistible. The gentle heat tenderizes the meat, ensuring it is juicy and tender. Plus, slow cooking is a healthier alternative to frying or sautéing, as it requires less oil.

How to Make Sesame Chicken in a Slow Cooker?

Making Sesame Chicken in a slow cooker is a breeze. Simply combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker, set it to low heat, and let it cook for several hours. The result? A delectable dish that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. The tender chicken is coated in a rich and flavorful sauce that is sweet, savory, and slightly tangy. The sesame seeds add a delightful crunch and nutty flavor to each bite.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this mouthwatering Sesame Chicken over a bed of fluffy white rice or alongside steamed vegetables for a complete and balanced meal. The versatility of this dish allows you to get creative with your accompaniments. You can also serve it with noodles, quinoa, or even in lettuce wraps for a lighter option.

Conclusion

Sesame Chicken in a slow cooker is the perfect solution for those busy days when you want a delicious meal without the hassle. It’s a time-saving and convenient way to enjoy a homemade, restaurant-quality dish. So, why not give it a try and impress your family and friends with this effortless and flavorful recipe?

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use frozen chicken for this recipe?

A: Yes, you can use frozen chicken. Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Q: Can I substitute the chicken with tofu or vegetables?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different protein options or make it vegetarian-friendly by using tofu or a medley of colorful vegetables.

Q: Can I double the recipe for a larger crowd?

A: Yes, you can easily double or triple the ingredients to feed a larger group. Just make sure your slow cooker can accommodate the increased quantity.

Q: Can I make this recipe spicy?

A: Of course! If you enjoy a bit of heat, you can add some red pepper flakes or sriracha sauce to give it a spicy kick.

Q: Can I prepare this recipe in advance and refrigerate it?

A: Absolutely! This recipe is great for meal prepping. You can prepare it in advance, refrigerate it, and simply reheat it when you’re ready to enjoy it.

Q: Can I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

A: Yes, you can use chicken thighs if you prefer. They will add an extra richness to the dish.

Q: Can I use low-sodium soy sauce?

A: Yes, if you’re watching your sodium intake, you can use low-sodium soy sauce without compromising the flavor.

Q: Can I garnish the dish with additional sesame seeds?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to sprinkle some extra sesame seeds on top for added visual appeal and nutty flavor.

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Sesame Chicken for Slow Cooker

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Course Chicken Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ lbs of chicken breasts without skin or bones
  • ½ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of ketchup
  • 2 tbsp of dried minced onion
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp of garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp of water
  • 2 tsp of cornstarch
  • 1 tsp of sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Place the chicken evenly in a slow cooker.
  • In a bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, onion, oil, and garlic powder. Mix well and pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on Low setting for 3 to 4 hours, or until the chicken is tender.
  • Remove the chicken from the sauce and transfer it to a cutting board. Set it aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix water and cornstarch until smooth. Stir this mixture into the sauce in the slow cooker.
  • Increase the heat to High and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce slightly thickens.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and return it to the sauce. Stir well to coat the chicken with the sauce.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds over the chicken and sauce.
  • If you're pressed for time, you can cook on High for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours in step 3.
  • Please be aware that the magazine version of this recipe may have different ingredient amounts and an additional step involving cooking rice. Additionally, cornstarch is added at the beginning instead of after the chicken cooks.
Keyword Asian, Breast, Chicken, Cooker, Cuisine, Dishes, Main, Recipes, Seed, Sesame, Slow, Style
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