Um, you guys. If there is one new recipe you try this weekend, make it this one. This honey sesame chicken in the crockpot is SO good and SO easy.
I decided to make it because I needed a quick, easy meal that could cook while we were out of the house. Occasionally on Sundays we have a bible study meeting from 3:30-5:00, so it’s always a scramble to figure out dinner when we get home. I figured I would let it cook while we were out and make the rice when we returned home. It was AH-mazing.
My kids even ate it! And that in and of itself is a miracle. It was so, so simple to make, which of course is an added bonus. It also made enough for the whole family, plus the Mr. and I fought over the leftovers the next day.
A couple of suggestions:
- Serve it with freshly steamed broccoli (the perfect vegetable to go with this, in my opinion). I’ve also had it with carrots, but didn’t love it as much
- Go easy on the red pepper flakes if you plan to serve it to the kiddos. I put in the full amount called for, and it was a little too spicy for my 20-month-old, though he did eat a few bites. The spice was just right for me, but their palates are much more sensitive. I just sprinkle some extra on mine after it’s plated.
- I made this with chicken breasts because I am not a fan of dark meat, so if you aren’t either, I can tell you that chicken breasts work great for this recipe too.
- And don’t skip the sesame seeds – they add just a little something, something!