Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Recipe

by katerina on August 21, 2009

This sesame chicken recipe was inspired by an old crockpot cookbook. Those old cookbooks can be so funny. Like, seriously, who could possibly go through that much cream of mushroom soup?

Crockpot Sesame Chicken

I have changed pretty much every ingredient to a more natural form, kept the ketchup, and added mushrooms. This is most definitely North American Chinese food but it is simple, easy, and can be made virtually entirely from items in your cupboard.

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Crockpot Sesame Chicken

(serves 2)

2.5lbs skinless chicken pieces ( I used thighs and drumsticks)
1/2 dozen medium brown mushrooms
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sambal oelek
2 tablespoons roasted sesame seeds + some for garnish if desired.
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons chinese cooking wine
2 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro for garnish

Put mushrooms in slow cooker or crockpot followed by chicken. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over chicken. Cook on high for 3 hours. ( You can probably cook on low for 6-8, but I haven’t tried this.) Serve with rice or noodles and extra gravy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 240 minutes | Total Time:250 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 650

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Nina Timm August 22, 2009 at 5:21 am

Everytime I see a crackpot recipe I am furious, 'cause I lend it to someone and forgot who…..crazy hey?
The chicken looks moist and flavorful!!!


Deborah August 24, 2009 at 2:51 am

My house gets mighty hot and so I love the slow cooker for the same reason. This looks fabulous!


MaryMoh January 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I love how you changed the recipe. I’m not too used to a lot of cream in my food. This dish looks very delicious. I will surely go with rice. Thanks for sharing.


Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen January 13, 2010 at 11:43 am

I love my slow cooker! Such an awesome way to have the cooking DONE for you!


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