Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that’s healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! 

Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Today I’m so excited to be sharing the recipe for my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken. If you love Asian food like my family does, then you’re going to love it!

Made with boneless skinless chicken breast, a sweet and savory honey soy sauce marinade, and topped with sesame seeds and fresh scallions, this easy, slow cooker dish will satisfy all your Asian take-out cravings!

Even better, it’s made quick and easy in your crock pot or slow cooker in just 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low.

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Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

This slow cooker version of honey sesame chicken is a delicious, lightened up version of Asian take-out and it’s made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. It’s also super easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights, requiring only a couple of hours in a slow cooker.

Our family likes pairing it with white rice and veggies, but you could also eat it with fried rice, noodles, or cauliflower rice to keep it low carb! Top with fresh scallions and sesame seeds for a little extra flavor and crunch, and my slow cooker honey sesame chicken will give you the most perfect Asian weeknight meal!

It’s all the delicious flavors of traditional Chinese takeout without all the extra calories and fat from a fried version.

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Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner

Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner

Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken (Crock Pot Recipe)

This Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken couldn’t be any easier to make! I love that it only takes a couple hours and I can just throw all the ingredients in the crockpot without a lot of work.

Step 1: Lightly spray bottom of crockpot/slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray or line with one of these amazing disposable liners. (I love using these for easy clean-up!)

Step 2: Dice boneless, skinless chicken breast into bite-sized pieces. Add to the crockpot and lightly season with salt and pepper.

Step 3: In a small bowl combine honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Whisk together until mixed well.

Step 4: Carefully pour mixture over chicken in crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 1 ½ hours- 2 ½ hours.

Step 5: Once chicken is fully cooked, remove chicken from crockpot and carefully pour sauce into a sauce pan. Add cornstarch to the sauce and bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk until sauce thickens. (About 5-10 minutes)

Step 6: Re-combine chicken and sauce and stir well. Serve chicken over white rice and add sesame seeds and diced scallions to taste.

 

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Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner

Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner


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Delicious Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooker/Crock Pot
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Satisfy your Asian take-out cravings with my delicious slow cooker honey sesame chicken. This sweet and savory chicken is easy to make and tastes great with rice or noodles!


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 tsp corn starch
  • sesame seeds
  • green onion

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray bottom of crockpot with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Dice boneless, skinless chicken breast into bite-sized pieces. Add to the crockpot and lightly season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl combine honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes. Whisk together until mixed well.
  4. Carefully pour mixture over chicken in crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 1 ½ hours- 2 ½ hours.
  5. Once chicken is fully cooked, remove chicken from crockpot and carefully pour sauce into a sauce pan. Add cornstarch to the sauce and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sauce thickens. (About 5-10 minutes)
  6. Re-combine chicken and sauce and stir well. Serve chicken over white rice and add sesame seeds and diced green onion to taste.

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Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner

Hope you enjoy this delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken recipe and hope that you’ll give it a try next time you’re craving Asian take-out. And in case you’re on the hunt for more yummy recipes to make at home, head here!

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner

Try my delicious and easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken that's healthier than Asian take-out and made in the crockpot with diced boneless skinless chicken breast and a simple honey soy sauce. Serve with veggies and rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. Freezer-friendly and great for healthy meal prep! #chicken #chinesefood #dinner

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86 Comments

  1. Emelia A Lawrence wrote:

    This sounds delicious. Totally pinned this and can’t wait to make it. YUM!

    Posted 8.20.19 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s one of our favorites to make when we’re craving asian! Hope you enjoy it!

      Posted 8.20.19 Reply
  2. Cindy wrote:

    This looks so good!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    Posted 2.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.22.16 Reply
  3. Tami Villa - Hunterly Travels wrote:

    Yum! Looks delicious, and so simple for a weeknight meal. Pinning for later – thank you for sharing!

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Enjoy!

      Posted 2.17.16 Reply
  4. Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage wrote:

    This looks so delicious, Cara! I’m going to have to make this because we love Asian food.

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Hope your family enjoys it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.17.16 Reply
  5. Lana @ The Joy Blog wrote:

    This looks so tasty. My husband used to live in China, so anything I can do to remind him of Asian culture is his favorite!

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Hope you all enjoy it!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  6. Caitlin Elizabeth @ This Brunette Life wrote:

    This looks delicious! I’m practically drooling at my desk šŸ™‚

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It is yummy, Caitlin! Hope you’ll give it a try šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  7. Jessica wrote:

    Love a good crockpot meal especially an Asian one šŸ™‚ Sending this post over the the meat eater in the family!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hope your family enjoys it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  8. Cathy M wrote:

    Gotta try this–I will try any recipe if it can be made in the slow cooker at least once! I am hooked on my crockpot! This honey sesame chicken looks delicious! šŸ˜›

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I think you’ll like it, it’s delicious! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  9. Erica @ Coming Up Roses wrote:

    This looks absolutely phenomenal!! I LOVELOVELOVE crockpot recipes…they are the bomb dot com and save so much time. And honey sesame chicken is one of my favorites! Cannot wait to try this.

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree, crockpot recipes make life so much easier! This recipe is delicious, I think you’ll like it šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  10. Tatiana wrote:

    Looks so yummy!!! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing
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    -Tatiana
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Enjoy!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  11. Greta wrote:

    Looks so yummy! Crockpot recipes are seriously the best.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree, I couldn’t live without my crockpot! Thank-you!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  12. Chelsea wrote:

    This looks so yummy! Think it’s finally time for me to buy a Crockpot.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’d be lost without mine! It’s a lifesaver for sure!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  13. Jennifer wrote:

    LOVE this! My mother-in-law makes one and it is my absolute favorite meal. I need to try this recipe asap!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! Hope you like it!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  14. Chrystie wrote:

    I’m always looking for new crockpot recipes! Thank you!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re so welcome! Enjoy!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  15. Ashley wrote:

    Omg yessss! My two favorite things crockpots & Chinese food! Can’t wait to try it!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hope you like it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  16. Christina wrote:

    Yum, we love some chicken crockpot meals around here!!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      They’re great, right? Enjoy!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  17. Crystal // Dreams, etc. wrote:

    This sounds really good! I’ll have to try it out sometime.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s delicious! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  18. Heather with WELLFITandFED wrote:

    This looks so good! I love the little recipe card at the end as well. Very sweet and practical. This looks tremendous!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s an easy and delicious meal!

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  19. Bethany wrote:

    Yes! Such a great recipe. I’m loving home made Asian food lately and have never tried any in the crock pot yet.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’ll have to give it a try, it’s delicious! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  20. Anne wrote:

    This looks like an awesomely easy way to prepare a great dinner! I’m always looking for easy but delicious meals. Thanks for posting!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome, hope you enjoy it if you try making it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  21. Kari wrote:

    What a great take on a take out favorite!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you!

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  22. linda spiker wrote:

    Looks delicious and I love the convenience of a crock pot!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s a nice, hassle-free option on busy days! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  23. Chrissa - Physical Kitchness wrote:

    Who needs takeout?! I’m all over this! Looks amazing and way cheaper than ordering it!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It is definitely cheaper and delicious! Thank-you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  24. Candy wrote:

    Cara I love this recipe. Sometimes I use brown rice instead of white.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I love eating it with brown rice as well to make it a little healthier! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  25. Clare Speer wrote:

    It looks so simple yet delicious! We love anything in the crock pot – must try!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Hope you like it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  26. Gina wrote:

    This looks so good! Pinning for later. šŸ™‚

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  27. Andrea wrote:

    We love Chinese and I love our crockpot. This would be a perfect dinner for those nights when both kids have something going.. Looking forward to trying this one.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s an easy and delicious meal to make on a busy night! Hope you enjoy it!

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  28. Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama wrote:

    This looks so good! I kind of failed on a Chinese dish a few weeks ago so I’m looking forward to trying this.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      This one’s really easy to make, and pretty fail-proof. Hope you enjoy it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  29. Mistle wrote:

    I have such a weakness for Chinese food. This looks so yummy and so easy to make! Anything that has both of those combinations are winners in my book!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! I could eat Chinese and Japanese food all the time! Hope you’ll give it a try šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  30. Lindsey wrote:

    This looks delicious and so easy to make!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It’s very simple to make and tastes amazing!

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  31. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    my hubby would love this – he’s all about asian chicken dishes

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      He would love this! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  32. Very Erin wrote:

    This sounds fantastic! I love using my crockpot as much as possible, and Chinese food is my absolute favorite!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I use mine frequently as well šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  33. Kate @ Green Fashionista wrote:

    YUM! One of my favorite dishes ever and HUGE bonus points for it being a crockpot meal <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Mine too, I always order it when out, but it’s even better having at home šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  34. Marta wrote:

    This looks and sounds so amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    Marta
    http://www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! Hope you’ll give it a try šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  35. Meg Taylor wrote:

    This sounds amazing!! I love Asian recipes in the slow cooker!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! Either me or my husband constantly craves asian food, so it’s good to know how to make some of the recipes at home šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  36. ellesees.net wrote:

    yasssss! this looks SO good.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks, it tastes amazing!

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  37. Sara wrote:

    This looks amazing!! I’m definitely going to have to try this… I’m always worried that I’m going to screw up crockpot recipes (and my husband thinks it will burn the house down…lol)

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you, it’s delicious! Haha, it’s actually really simple using a crockpot, but I was afraid of forgetting to turn it off at first too šŸ˜‰

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  38. Andrea wrote:

    What a GREAT recipe Cara!! I can’t wait to try this!!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! I think you’ll really enjoy it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  39. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    This looks so delicious!

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thank-you! It tastes amazing šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  40. kathy @ more coffee, less talky wrote:

    yum! i love my crock pot as well….makes cooking so much easier.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree! I love the simplicity of it!

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply
  41. Mayra Murillo wrote:

    I LOVE Asian food! I could eat it everyday. I always try to replicate them at home. Going to need to give this one a try.

    Posted 2.15.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! It’s delicious, you’ll love it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 2.15.16 Reply