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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken | Best Crockpot Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken – This crockpot sesame chicken made with tender juicy chicken breasts and sweet savory sauce, made in less than 10 minutes of prep time.

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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken – Tips

  • For extra crispy chicken, brown the pieces in a skillet before adding them to the slow cooker.
  • Add your favorite vegetables like broccoli, carrots, or bell peppers to the slow cooker with the chicken for a complete meal.
  • If you prefer a spicier dish, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or sriracha to the sauce.
  • Don’t overcook the chicken! It will become dry and tough. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness, ensuring an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Leftover sesame chicken can be used in sandwiches, wraps, or salads.
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Crockpot Sesame Chicken – Variations

  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or sriracha to the sauce for a kick of heat.
  • Increase the amount of garlic and swap out some of the honey for brown sugar for a more savory flavor.
  • Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the sauce for a creamy, nutty twist.
  • Substitute soy sauce with teriyaki sauce for a sweeter and tangier flavor.
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How to Serve This Best Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken?

  • Serve your Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken over cooked rice, noodles, or quinoa.
  • Add a side of steamed vegetables or a simple salad for a balanced meal.
  • Sprinkle with chopped green onions, cilantro, or fresh herbs for an extra pop of flavor.
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Crockpot Sesame Chicken – FAQs

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts?

Absolutely! Chicken thighs will cook slightly faster and offer a richer flavor. Adjust cooking time accordingly.

What are some good substitutes for honey?

Maple syrup, brown sugar, or agave nectar can be used in place of honey.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes! Use gluten-free soy sauce and cornstarch. Ensure any additional ingredients you use are also gluten-free.

Is this recipe freezer-friendly?

Yes! Cool the cooked chicken and sauce completely, then store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight before reheating.

Yield: 4

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

slow cooker sesame chicken

This crockpot slow cooker sesame chicken made with tender juicy chicken breasts and sweet savory sauce, made in less than 10 minutes of prep time.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless skinless, cut into bite size 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ⅓ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup corn starch slurry
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, low sodium (plus 2 tbsp.)
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • sesame seeds, for topping


  1. In a bowl or resealable bag, add the chicken pieces with corn starch. Combine well until coated.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, once hot, add chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes or until just starts to brown.
  3. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place them in a lightly greased slow cooker.
  4. In a bowl, add cornstarch slurry, sesame oil, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, rice vinegar, and garlic. Combine well.
  5. Poor the sauce into the slow cooker over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  6. Serve immediately over rice or within wraps and garnish with sesame seeds.

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Nutrition Information



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Amount Per Serving Calories 345Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 6mgSodium 607mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 1gSugar 27gProtein 5g

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