- Make my own barbecue sauce
- Use brown rice instead of white rice
May people think that eating clean or real food means sacrificing recipes you love. It really doesn’t though. Just make a few, simple changes. Eating clean and real food makes me feel good knowing that my family is not ingesting chemicals that are not meant to be in our bodies.
Sesame Chicken - Slow Cooker $5.00 Dinner
- 2½ lbs boneless I found thighs with skin and bone and took them off - less expensive than boneless/skinless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 cup honey
- ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ½ tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1½ tsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp minced onion I used the dried kind
- ¼ cup barbecue sauce
- ¼ tsp crushed red peppers
- 6 tbsp cold water
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- Sesame seeds
- Green onions sliced
Cut chicken into 1 to 1½ inch cubes and put into Crock Pot.
Mix together honey, low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, garlic, onion, barbecue sauce and crushed red peppers in a small bowl.
Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
Cook on low for 3½ to 4 hours.
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, reserving the sauce.
Pour the sauce into a saucepan over medium heat.
Mix together the cold water and cornstarch and stir into the sauce.
Cook sauce over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Turn the heat down to low, add chicken to sauce. Stir to coat while simmering.
Remove from heat and sauce will thicken more as it cools.
Serve over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
My family really loves meals that are made in the slow cooker and this one is no exception to the rule. I like to use chicken thighs but you could easily use chicken breast for this recipe. Just remember, the cost will be a little higher.
Speaking of Clean Eating – Here are a few recipes you will want to try.
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