I usually love a good theatrical production in the Good Dinner Mom kitchen. But to be able to place everything in a pot and then go about my day only to come back and dinner is ready, turns me into a culinary magician! This recipe is one you and your family will love on so many levels. The ingredients are readily available in most pantries. And it fits weeknight menus or Sunday “company’s coming” dinner. The sauce has a lighter flavor than sweet and sour chicken. And the simple addition of sesame seeds and scallions will instantly make for an impressive presentation.

Sesame Chicken
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Recipe type: Main dish
Serves: 4
  • 1½ pound boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 3 Tablespoons water
  • Sesame seeds
  1. Place chicken breasts in crock pot.
  2. Combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, olive oil, and garlic powder. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1½ – 2½ hours, or just until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove chicken from crock pot. Leave sauce in pot.
  5. Dissolve 3 teaspoons of cornstarch in 4 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.
  6. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and return to crock pot - leave chicken in and simmer on low or serve.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice.

Adapted from a recipe given to me by mom.





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