Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

I love my slow cooker. That being said, I do not love chicken in a slow cooker. UNTIL NOW. The key to getting a good tasting chicken dish is using thighs, not breasts. I have tried many times and boneless breasts always seem to dry out. Another love of mine is Chinese take out! I mean who doesn't love Chinese take outjQuery164017952580835704412_1370545788371 hello? I swear to you this tasted just like something we'd order in on a Friday night from the place down the street. So yummy. Next time I will for sure steam some broccoli and place around the edge of the platter, as I think this is begging for some green steamed vegetable. But since the kids weren't around, I didn't bother!
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Nutrition per serving    (USDA % daily values)
CAL
894
FAT
32%
CHOL
71%
SOD
141%
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Ingredients for 4 servings

6 boneless skinless thighs

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, diced

1 T freshly grated ginger

1 C honey (I had planned on using regular honey but ran low so used 1/2 C orange blossom honey and I think it added a little something extra so use what you have)

1/4 C ketchup

1/2 C soy sauce

2 T olive oil

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp if you like it SPICY.

4 tsp cornstarch

1/3 C water

1 T sesame seeds

2 Cups cooked rice.

Preparation

1.

Whisk together onion, garlic, ginger, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oil and red pepper flakes.

2.

Place chicken in slow cooker and cover with sauce mixture. Cook on low 4 hours.

3.

Remove chicken and shred. Set aside.

4.

Pour remaining cooking liquid into saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water and whisk into saucepan with cooking liquid. Cook 5-10 minutes over medium/high heat, stirring often.

5.

Place prepared rice on a platter and top with shredded chicken. Pour sauce over chicken. Top with sesame seeds.

View instructions at
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