Crock pot honey sesame chicken

Have you ever made crock pot honey sesame chicken? If you haven’t already I suggest that you do. This recipe is out of this world!

Crock pot honey sesame chicken
This crock pot honey sesame chicken recipe is simply out of this world. I have made this at least five times since I have bought my slow cooker. Truly love this piece of equipment.

This crock pot honey sesame chicken recipe called for 1 cup of honey but I found it to be a tad too sweet so I decreased it to 3/4 cups and I liked lots better. Still sweet but not too sweet.

So far, this is the only recipe that I have tried on the crock pot but for sure I will be trying some other ones. Easy doesn’t begin to describe how it is to cook in the crock pot. It is also super convenient so I am really happy I have purchased it!!

Also, I use arrowroot powder instead of corn starch, much better for you, but if you don’t have any just use the old corn starch.

Well, let me know if you try this crock pot honey sesame chicken, I think you and your family will love it. I also think this will freeze good in case you want to make some extra :-)


Place the chicken in the bottom of the crock pot.

Place the remainder of the ingredients over the chicken and set the crock pot to 4 hours on low or 2 hours on high.

On the left picture you can see the shredded chicken, which I added after the sauce thickened with the arrowroot powder (you can also use corn starch to do that)

Crock pot honey sesame chicken


Crock pot honey sesame chicken

Yield: 6 servings


2 lbs organic chicken breasts
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 cup honey, I use 1/2 cup
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce, gluten free
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
3 teaspoons arrowroot powder, you can also use corn starch
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
Green onions, sliced
Pepper flakes.
Brown rice to serve


Place the chicken breasts into the slow cooker, this is the one I have and love. Place chopped onion scattered around the chicken.

In a medium bowl, add garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and oil. Pour the sauce over the chicken in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, or on high for 2 hours until the chicken is fully cooked (when the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees).

Once the chicken has finished cooking, remove the chicken breasts and place them onto a cutting board, leaving the sauce in the slow cooker. Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.

In a small bowl, dissolve 3 teaspoons of cornstarch in 1/4 cup water, add to the crock pot. Stir to combine with the sauce. Cover and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes, or until the sauce has slightly thickened.

Return the chicken to the slow cooker and toss with the sauce. Serve over cooked brown rice. Top with sesame seeds, pepper flakes and sliced green onions.

Recipe adapted from

Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 6 servings. I have also added the  brown rice into the calculations, 1/3 cup cooked brown rice per serving.


  1. This looks delicious! Gracias por publicar esta receta en tu blog! Me gusta comer pollo y sésamo.

  2. I was just sitting here wondering what I should throw in the crock pot for supper tonight. . .I think I have my answer!

  3. omggggggggg.. i’m starving looking at this. At work, and I just ate some leftovers in the ktichen as my afternoon snack. This recipe is genius, so easy.. perfect for days I am working from home and make my husband think I slaved off. :) Bookmarking!
    never heard of arrowhead powder, will check it out.

  4. Hi Miryam,

    FYI, I went to pin this and the pin button at the top of the post doesn’t work but the pin button at the bottom does allow me to pin this, just letting you know! This recipe looks divine, thanks for posting!

  5. I’m so annoyed at myself that I broke my crockpot! I love crockpot meals. So easy and quick. I’m happy that you’re enjoying your new crockpot. :)

  6. I just made this for the 1st time and it was DELICIOUS!!!!! My kid’s even ate it, which is saying a lot! Great recipe, thank you!!

  7. Are the calories for an individual serving?

  8. This was really good. Made it in the pressure cooker instead of the crockpot. Sauted the onions and browned the chicken before throwing everything in the pressure cooker. Cooked on high for 20 mins. Turned out perfect and husband asked me to make it again! Thanks!!

  9. How many calories are in one serving? What is one serving size?

  10. I tried this after finding it on another blog and thought it was overwhelmingly sweet. The honey flavor was overpowering too. I am hesitant to try again, but may take your suggestion and reduce the honey and give it a go.

  11. Can I just say that all your Chinese food recipes make me drool? Definitely trying this … and hopefully all of them. Love your site :)

  12. This looks amazing but the calorie count is surprisingly high. I normally keep my dinners at 200 – 400 calories (depending on what else I’ve eaten throughout the day and what I want for a snack later)…665 for one serving is way out of my range! Are you able to say where that high calorie count is coming from? Is it the rice and/or the amount of honey? Most of the ingredients seem pretty healthy so I’m not sure where the calories are hitting the hardest…are the serving sizes just really big? I’d love to try this because it looks so good; I just need to figure out how to make it a bit lighter. Any advice? Thanks!

    • I think it comes from the honey and that the servings are pretty generous. I have since decreased the amt of honey so if you use 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup is more than enough. I hope you try it bc it is really good :-) Thanks for stopping by.

  13. I thought this would be awesome one meal for the whole family. My husband and my two boys hated it.  I thought it was ok. It was nothing special but I didn’t expect them not to eat it.  I used 1/2 c of honey.   

  14. This. Is. Phenomenal. It’s perfect all the way around, easy, quick, smells divine, looks beautiful, and tastes fantastic. I used thighs because that’s what I had on hand and they were perfect. I used couscous to soak up the sauce and made the carrot salad (with mint) for a side. Wish I’d had bread but it was still a yummy supper! Thanks!

  15. Awesome! Love the idea of adding that swirl, Sofia. Happy no-baking!

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