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Sesame Chicken - Crockpot Style

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Creative Culinary


  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts or a combination of both
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup diced green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp Chili Paste depending on how hot you want it I use Sambal Oelek
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • cup water
  • 4-6 cups rice cooked

For Garnish:

  • Sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions sliced


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and put into crockpot.
  • Combine onion, garlic, honey, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, oil, rice wine vinegar and chili paste in a small bowl; mix well. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken leaving the sauce in the crockpot. Cool chicken slightly and shred into bite size pieces.
  • Dissolve 4 teaspoons cornstarch in 1/3 cup water in a separate small bowl and add mixture to crock pot; stirring to combine with sauce. Cover and cook until slightly thickened; 5-10 minutes.
  • Add chicken back to sauce and stir to coat. Plate rice on dishes and top with chicken.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion slices.


Depending on your crockpot's age and settings; you might have to pour the sauce into a saucepan and thicken in on the stove. Return sauce and chicken to the crockpot to keep warm for serving.