Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken | Simply Scrumptious by Sarah

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Honey Sesame Chicken | Simply Scrumptious by Sarah

Today I am going to share with you a recipe that I found from Skinny Taste, which is one of my favorite blogs with Weight Watchers recipes.  I had been wishing for a new crock pot recipe, since it is SO nice to come home to fully cooked meal, so I looked on Pinterest and found this!   I made a few changes, based on what I had available at my apartment and came up with the following recipe!  Both my boyfriend Phil and I really enjoyed this meal and I hope you all will too!

Honey Sesame Chicken | Simply Scrumptious by SarahIngredients:

  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp chili sauce (I used Sambal Oelek)
  • 2 lbs chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds, to use for a garnish
  • chopped scallions, to use for a garnish

Instructions:

Place the first ten ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together until they are well combined.  Place the chicken breasts in your crock pot, and then pour the sauce that you just created over the breasts.  Cook on low for 3-4 hours.  Take the chicken breasts out and shred them and set them aside.  Whisk the cornstarch into the 1/4 cup of water and add to the sauce that is left in your crock pot.  Cook this mixture on high for about 15 minutes, or until it is thickened.  Add the chicken back into the crock pot and stir until the chicken and sauce are well combined.  Serve the chicken in bowls, over brown rice.  Sprinkle each serving with sesame seeds and scallions.  Enjoy it!

Serves 8, WWP+: 4, per serving
Adapted from this recipe.
Honey Sesame Chicken | Simply Scrumptious by Sarah
Phil helped me to shred the chicken!