Sesame Honey Chicken Recipe – A Month of 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

I’m cooking my way through Stephanie O’Dea’s new book 365 Slow Cooker Suppers.  Today, I made my first slow cooker meal for the month, and made Sesame Honey Chicken.  It was simple to make and absolutely delicious!

Sesame Honey Chicken Recipe

Adapted from:  365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea

Sesame Honey Chicken; recipe adapted from 365 Slow Cooker Suppers
Sesame Honey Chicken; recipe adapted from 365 Slow Cooker Suppers


3 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch pieces (original recipe calls for chicken thighs)
1 cup honey
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup ketchup
6 garlic cloves, diced
2 ½ tsp sesame seeds, divided
1 green onion, sliced


  • Use a 4-quart slow cooker.
  • Put the chicken into the insert, and then add the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic and 2 tsp of the sesame seeds.
sesame honey chicken ingredients chicken in sesame honey sauce
  • Stir well.
  • Cover, and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Stir in the remaining ½ tsp of sesame seeds and the sliced green onion.
  • Leave the lid off and heat on high for 30 minutes before serving over a bed of white rice.

Stephanie’s Verdict:

“Sweet and sticky – just like it should be.  My kids could eat this 24/7; it’s one of their absolute favorites.  I’ve switched it up and used chopped pecans or almonds instead of the sesame seeds and that also goes over really well.”

My Verdict:

This recipe was extremely easy to put together.  I had all of the ingredients already in my pantry, and I was able to prepare the meal in five minutes which is great for the morning.  By the time my coffee was done brewing, I was done measuring, chopping, pouring and all cleaned up.  Instead of white rice, we served the chicken over a mix of brown and black rice.  I can see why Stephanie used chicken thighs in the recipe, because the chicken breast was a little dry.  However, the flavor was absolutely amazing.  Like Stephanie said in her verdict, it was sweet and sticky.  The greatest part of this recipe was the fact that Anthony devoured it.  Two year olds can be picky little eaters, and he LOVED this meal.  I will definitely make this meal again – but next time with the thighs.  Thank you, Stephanie for making our first meal from your new book an incredible one!

Anthony eating Sesame Honey Chicken
Anthony eating Sesame Honey Chicken

Join me as I cook my way through this new cook book for CrockTober, and join in the fun on Twitter  by using the hashtag #365slowcooker and following Stephanie O’Dea @StephanieODea

365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O'Dea
365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea

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