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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken For One | One Dish Kitchen
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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken For One

Easiest, best tasting Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken For One made with a sweet honey sesame sauce. The perfect amount if you're cooking for one.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, slow cooker
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 555kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Equipment

  • mini slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch coarsely ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried onions
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 cup cooked rice (optional)

Instructions

  • Place the chicken thighs into the base of a mini slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper over the tops of the chicken.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, olive oil, dried onions, garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken thighs. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low until the chicken is tender, 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place on cutting board. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the sauce in the slow cooker. Stir, cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes on a high temperature.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and stir into the sauce.
  • Top with sesame seeds and serve over rice, if desired. (See notes for the ingredients and instructions to make a single serving of rice).

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Notes

TO MAKE A SINGLE SERVING OF RICE
Ingredients
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup white rice 
 
Directions
1.  Bring the water, salt and butter to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in the rice.
2.  Reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid.
3.  Simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving without rice | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 1366mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg