Sesame Chicken - Crockpot Style

Yields 4-6

Prep Time 10 min

Cook Time 4 hr

Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins


  • 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts or a combination of both
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp Chili Paste depending on how hot you want it (I use Sambal Oelek)
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4-6 cups rice, cooked

For Garnish

  • Sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and put into crockpot.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove the chicken leaving the sauce in the crockpot. Cool chicken slightly and shred into bite size pieces.
  4. 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.
  5. Add chicken back to sauce and stir to coat. Plate rice on dishes and top with chicken.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion slices.

Recipe Notes

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.

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