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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken is so easy to prepare with this make-ahead recipe! Experience this Chinese-inspired dish right in the comfort of your home!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 584kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • cooking spray


  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions


  • Place the chicken pieces in a large ziplock bag.
  • Add the cornstarch and toss to coat evenly.
  • In a large measuring cup, combine all the sauce ingredients. Add the sauce to the ziplock bag with the chicken. Toss to combine. Freeze for later or place in the fridge to marinate if using within one day.
  • When ready to cook, thaw the bag (if frozen) with the Honey Sesame Chicken.
  • Coat a slow cooker with cooking spray and add the mixture to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 6-7 hours.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve with rice.



Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 732mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg