Last night I had a wonderful dinner with my twin, Lauren, and good friend, Carla. We had great conversation, lots of laughs, and a beautiful evening outside on the patio. To make the evening even better, dinner was easy to make as I decided to set out and try a new slow cooker recipe!
Slow cookers always seem to be winter type dishes, but don’t forget that they are great for summer too! Cooking with a slow cooker in the summer keeps your oven and stove off to keep your house that much cooler. Next time you are craving a healthier Chinese dish or just a tasty, easy chicken dish, try this dish–not only is it husband approved, but friend approved!!
Slow Cooker Honey Chicken
Recipe adapted from: Chef In Training
- 2.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (trimmed if any fat)
- Ground black pepper
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup lite soy sauce
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 gloves garlic, minced
- Dash of red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon corn starch dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water
- Sesame seeds (optional)
After trimming any necessary fat off of the chicken breasts, season the chicken breasts with ground black pepper on both sides. Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir until well combined. Pour over the chicken breasts in the slow cooker.
Cook chicken on low for 3-4 hours, or until the chicken is cooked (no pink remains). Once cooked, removed the chicken and dice into bite sized pieces.
Next, add the corn starch and cold water to the remaining sauce in the slow cooker. Stir until combined and heat for approximately 10 minutes on high until the sauce begins to thicken. Note: If the sauce does not begin to thicken after about 15 minutes, you can transfer the sauce to a saucepan on the stove and heat on medium-high heat until thickened.
Add the bite size chicken back to the slow cooker with the thickened sauce and combine. Serve over brown rice and with broccoli or other desired vegetables. Enjoy!!