Sesame Chicken made in the Slow Cooker - A $5.00 Dinner. This chicken recipe is so easy and quick to make - frugal too! Make this for dinner tonight, your family will love it.

Sesame Chicken - Slow Cooker $5.00 Dinner

The Sesame Chicken made in the slow cooker is better than anything you can buy. Save time and money and feed your family a dish they will love.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 593 kcal
Author Cynthia


  • 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
  • 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


  1. Cut chicken into 1 to 1½ inch cubes and put into Crock Pot.
  2. Mix together honey, low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, garlic, onion, barbecue sauce and crushed red peppers in a small bowl.
  3. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
  4. Cook on low for 3½ to 4 hours.
  5. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, reserving the sauce.
  6. Pour the sauce into a saucepan over medium heat.
  7. Mix together the cold water and cornstarch and stir into the sauce.
  8. Cook sauce over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  9. Turn the heat down to low, add chicken to sauce. Stir to coat while simmering.
  10. Remove from heat and sauce will thicken more as it cools.
  11. Serve over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.