March 7, 2012

Honey Sesame Chicken

I got this recipe from blog of 6 sisters who make recipes. Can you imagine only 6 piddly sisters??? Anyway, onto the recipe.This is their recipe and my tweeks after it. (I actually doubled the sauce the first time I made it and didn't have enough soy sauce but it definitely did NOT need it. So feel free to use less.)

4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onions
1/3 cup ketchup
2 TBS vegetable or canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

4 tsp cornstarch dissolved in
6 TBS water
Sesame Seeds

Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper and place in crock pot. In a bowl, mix all ingredients but cornstarch and sesame seeds. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for about 4 hours. (My chicken was frozen, so I cooked it on high for about 4 1/2 hours.) Once chicken is cooked all the way through, remove chicken and add dissolved cornstarch. Stir in with sauce. Replace lid and cook for about 10 minutes. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and put back into crock pot. Toss with sauce just before served. Serve with rice or noodles and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Don't be alarmed at the smell of the sauce at first. It does NOT smell good at all. I was worried about it not being sweet enough and threw in about 1/8 to 1/4 cup brown sugar. I don't know if it really needed it, but it turned out so good, I figured "Why the heck not??" I didn't have garlic cloves or onions, so I threw in some dried minced onion -about 1 tsp and about a 1 tsp of garlic salt. They say not to use Chili powder in place of the red pepper flakes, but I looked it up and you could use Red Cayenne Pepper - just use a pinch of it - like 1/8 tsp. (Mom has some if you want to borrow the pinch.) I didn't notice the sauce thicken that much with the cornstarch (if at all) so if you don't have it, don't sweat it.

It was so easy to make and very delicious!!

Here is there blog with other recipes too.

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