So I found one version of this recipe last year on Pinterest, but I wanted to look into some other recipe versions before I committed. Well, I realized that all the recipes are essentially the same, or very similar, so it really didn’t matter which one I used. The only real difference is whether you like more or less of the sauce with a given amount of chicken. My personal opinion is that you can never have too much. If you end up having leftover sauce after you have eaten all the chicken, you can just pour some on rice later on as a tasty leftover…and I am ALL ABOUT making leftovers stretch as long as they can. 🙂
This recipe is so easy and insanely delicious. It has definitely become a slow cooker staple in the McKinney household!
- 1 1/2 lb chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 Tbs canola/vegetable oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 tsp cornstarch dissolved into 6 Tbs water (You don’t need this until the end.)
- sesame seeds (optional)
Season both sides of the chicken with the salt in pepper, and place in the slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine and mix the honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Pour honey mixture over the chicken and cook on low for 3-4 hours (I do 3 hours) or high for 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours (I do 1 1/2 hours). Remove the chicken from the slow cooker, leaving the sauce. In a bowl, dissolve 4 tsp of cornstarch into 6 Tbs of water. Combine this with the sauce in the slow cooker. Shred or cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and put it back in the slow cooker to mix in with the sauce for a few minutes. Serve over rice or noodles, and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top if you wish.
Whether or not I put sesame seeds on top really just depends on whether I remember or not. I clearly forgot tonight. We usually have ours over rice, with either broccoli or peas as a side. Tonight, we followed it up with some delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for dessert. What a delicious evening!