L.D.B. Taylor, more commonly known as Lisa Taylor is an Author, Writer, & lifelong reader. . Her self description: Overwhelmed & Understaffed, Living Life on the Edge At Witt's End Upon the Rock & Teetering. Writer, rogue decorator, Homeschooler, blog addict, voracious reader of classics, fantasy, mystery, history, biography, auto biography, and novels touted as children's, though obviously intended for grownups. Motto: "Life is a Banquet and Most Poor Suckers Are Starving to Death" ~Auntie Mame Also: "Embrace Your Inner Child" {Try it, it helps.} Author of five books available on Amazon and counting. Other vital statistics: Mother of 5, living in the Wild Wild West among the deer, coyotes, wild turkeys, and a reputed mountain lion. Intimidated by the weight set, daily trying in vain to ignore the treadmill, and desperately frightened by the amazingly flexible yoga lady on the dvd. Able to leap semi tall dirty piles of laundry in a couple of bounds.

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Slow Cooker Savoury Sesame Chicken

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Disclaimer:  I am normally not a slow cooker fan.   However… there is certainly something to be said for loading everything into that slow cooker, switching it on, and (assuming no electrical outages occur) serving up a lovely meal some hours later.  And this super easy Slow Cooker Savoury Sesame Chicken dish passed my oh so picky taste testers, and was honestly delicious.

{So delicious in fact, I failed to snap a quick photo of it before it was eaten up.  Every.  Single.  Bite.}

But I promise to follow up with another yummy slow cooker recipe, and a photo of this one (since it’s now on our official Favorite Foods list).

This served seven of us, with leftovers.  (And I have teenage boys!)

What You’ll Need

4 pounds trimmed Chicken Breasts or Tenders, chopped into chunks.
1 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
1 Large, or 2 Small, Onions, sliced into rings
4 Tablespoons Ketchup
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon minced Garlic (up to 2 teaspoons if you like Garlic!)
2 Tablespoons minced Ginger (optional)
4 Teaspoons Cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons Water
Sesame Seeds
Steamed Rice


To Prepare:

Place chicken in slow cooker, arrange onions on top.  Combine soy sauce, ketchup, oil, garlic, and ginger (if desired).  Pour over chicken and onions.

Cook on high 3-4 hours.

Dissolve Corn Starch in Water (shaking it in a small container works great).  Use a slotted spoon to remove chicken and onion (some onion will be left behind, that’s ok) to a bowl and cover; leaving sauce in slow cooker.  Stir cornstarch mixture into sauce, and simmer fifteen minutes or so till thickened.

Return chicken and onions to thickened sauce.  Allow to simmer on low five to ten minutes, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Serve alongside or over steamed rice.

N.B.  I’m also planning on adding broccoli or other veggies to this, perhaps making half again as much sauce and adding the vegetables an hour or so before serving time.

We love Savoury Sesame Chicken at Witts End.  Let me know what you think!



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  1. Alex @ Before The Baby Wakes 07/30/2013 at 10:15 pm

    Pinning! I was just thinking yesterday about meal planning for the school & doing more crockpot & freezer meals. Thanks Lisa!