Sunday, February 12, 2012

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

Time for some new crock pot meals.

So this one looks tasty, and the blogger is funny - check out the post about the gross meal - made me chuckle. I also happened to pick up some chicken thighs on sale and tossed them in the freezer 2 weeks ago, so yay!

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

• 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
• salt and pepper
• 1 cup honey
• 1/2 cup soy sauce
• 1/2 cup diced onion
• 1/4 cup ketchup
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
• 1/2 tablespoon (or more) sesame seeds
• 3 scallions, chopped

Lightly season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, put into crock pot.  In a medium bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 4 hours. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.  Cut or shred chicken into bite size pieces. Then in individual bowls, place chicken pieces over cooked rice and spoon some sauce on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.

To make as a freezer meal, throw everything in a Ziploc except the cornstarch mix, scallions and sesame seeds.  Include a little snack bag of sesame seeds with the meal, and then people just need to have scallions and cornstarch on hand... You could go nuts and freeze some cooked rice and include that, too.

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