Clean Eating Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup red onions, minced
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch (optional for thickening sauce)
  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Brown rice for serving
  • 1 green onion, (green part only) sliced thin for garnish

Directions:

Place the chicken in the slow cooker and season with black pepper. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, 1 tbsp water, sesame oil, onion powder and sriracha hot chili sauce. Pour over chicken and cook on LOW 3-4 hours.

Remove chicken, leaving the sauce in the slow cooker. Shred chicken with two forks; set aside.

In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in remaining 1/4 cup water; add to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on HIGH until slightly thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes; return chicken to the slow cooker and mix well.

Serve chicken and sauce over rice and top with sesame seeds and chopped scallions for garnish.

Enjoy!

 

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