Monday, November 4, 2013

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

This is very similar to my Slow Cooker Chinese Char Siu roast pork, and just as good.  Serve over rice with sriracha, sesame seeds, and chopped green onions for topping.

-3-4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
-3/4 c honey
-1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
-1/4 cup hoisin sauce
-4 cloves garlic, minced
-1 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
-1 Tbsp sesame oil
-1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
(*double sauce ingredients if making new sauce after cooking, like I do)

In slow cooker, whisk together honey, soy, hoisin, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and Sriracha sauce. Add chicken, turning to coat.  Cook chicken in slow cooker on low for 4 hours. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred using 2 forks (discarding any extra fat while shredding). At this point many people would return the meat to the juices in the slow cooker, thicken with cornstarch, and then serve. I discard those juices (because they are full of the fat that cooked out of the meat). At this point I whisk together a sauce almost identical to the original sauce (but with 1 tsp instead of 1 Tbsp of Sriracha) in the slow cooker, return the meat to the slow cooker, and cook on low for 30 min- 1 hour, then serve.

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