Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

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Tuesdays are my late day.  I go straight from work to Zumba and I don’t get home until 6.  So that means most Tuesdays I look for something easy to make or I make a slow cooker meal.  I love making slow cooker meals because I can throw everything into the slow cooker, turn it on, and when I get home my dinner is ready to go.

Love this easy Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken with Broccoli served over rice

This Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken can be made with chicken breasts or thighs but I really think thighs hold up better in the slow cooker.   They absorb the flavors in the pot with them and they are super tender.   I got a great deal on boneless chicken thighs last week so that’s what I used in this recipe.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken is great for busy weeknight meals!

I’ll be honest, when making this recipe I just basically poured things into the slow cooker so my measurements are approximate.  I do a lot of dumping into my slow cooker instead of measuring because I find it doesn’t make too much of a difference.

I just gathered my basic ingredients, poured them into the slow cooker, then added the chicken.  I cooked on low for 8 hours then added in peppers and broccoli.  Feel free to add any vegetables you like with your sesame chicken.   I let it cook for another hour and I was ready to go.

The fork tender chicken in this Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken recipe is deicious!

The chicken thighs were so tender and flavorful.  The honey makes the sauce a little sticky and slightly sweet while the soy sauce, ketchup, and rice vinegar make up the majority of the sauce.  I added in a bit of Sriracha because I love the sweet and spicy combination.  I served it over top of some quick rice and dinner was ready just after 6.

Love this easy Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken with Broccoli served over rice

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Yield: serves 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Enjoy a sweet and slightly spicy chicken dish served with rice, broccoli, and peppers.


  • 2-3 lb. boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 c. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoons ginger, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • black pepper
  • 2 c. broccoli florets
  • 2 bell peppers, roughly chopped
  • 4 c. rice, cooked
  • Sesame Seeds


  1. COmbine the ketchup, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, Sriracha, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, black pepper, and 1 cup of water in the slow cooker. Mix well.
  2. Set the chicken thighs on top of the sauce and spoon sauce over top of the chicken thighs.
  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Add the broccoli and peppers to the slow cooker, spoon sauce on top of them, and cook on low for an additional hour.
  5. Serve over rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


A Hezzi-D original recipe

Make a tasty Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken with chicken thighs!


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