Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Recipe
Leah from New Mexico asked us for a recipe for meal prepping with a slow cooker.
You have to know that slow cookers are ideal for that, they can save you a lot of time, and the slow cook can bring out the best flavor of any dish.
Don’t miss this tasty recipe.
Slow cooker sesame chicken recipe:
2 Skinless chicken breasts
1 Tablespoon of onion powder
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1/4 Cup honey
1/4 Cup soy sauce
3 Tablespoons tomato puree/sauce
1/2 Cup water
2 Cups broccoli florets, to serve
2 Cups long white rice, to serve
Toasted sesame seeds, to serve
– Place the chicken in the slow cooker
In a small bowl, add the garlic, onion powder, honey, soy sauce, tomato puree and water. Mix and pour over the chicken. Depending on your slow cook, cook on low for 4-6 hours. Adjust the time in order to not to dry out the meat.
– Start with the rice 20 minutes before you serve.
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil with a pinch of salt. Stir the 2 cups of long white rice, cover with a lid and turn the burner down to the lowest setting on your stove top. Set the timer for 20 minutes. When done, take off heat and let sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.
– Shred the chicken:
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred it. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir with the remaining liquid.
– Cook the broccoli:
In a pot, bring 2 inches of water to boil and steam broccoli for 5 minutes.
– Toast the sesame seeds:
In a dry frying pan toast the sesame seeds over medium heat for a bout 3 minutes. Shake the pan to make seeds do not burn. Remove them once they are golden-brown and toasted.
Place the broccoli over the rice on plate and top with the chicken/sauce mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds.