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Slow Cooker Garlic Sesame Chicken is very easy to make and full of flavor. Loaded with lots of garlic and perfectly juicy.

Slow Cooker Garlic Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Garlic Sesame Chicken is very easy to make and full of flavor. Loaded with lots of garlic and perfectly juicy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Sesame Chicken
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 8 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 297 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 5-6 chicken thighs bone in and skin on
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup lite soy sauce
  • 2 garlic heads about 16 cloves minced

Optional Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Garnish:

  • green onions chopped
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Brown the chicken thighs first, use 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, and brown them in a large skillet for 2-3 minutes. This step is to make sure your chicken is crispy, but you can skip it and just add all the ingredients to the slow cooker.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a 6 quart slow cooker and arrange the chicken skin side up in the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.

Optional Cornstarch Slurry:

  1. If desired, to thicken the sauce, whisk in a small bowl the cornstarch with water until fully combined.

  2. Add the cornstarch mix to the slow cooker before when there are 30 minutes left of cooking. Stir gently to combine. Sauce will thicken while cooking.

Garnish and serve:

  1. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds if desired.

  2. Serve with rice or noodles.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Garlic Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 1226mg53%
Potassium 261mg7%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.