I enjoy Chinese food very much, but much of what you get from restaurants is full of unnecessary grease. Thankfully, it’s quite easy to make great tasting, Asian inspired meals at home. Most aren’t hard to accomplish especially when you use your slow cooker. This is a particular favorite in our household.
- 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts (2 lbs. total)
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 packets minute rice optional
- 1/2 tablespoon (or more) sesame seeds
- 3 scallions chopped
Place chicken in a low-cooker and lightly season both sides with salt and pepper.
In a medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oil, and red pepper flakes. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or high for 2 hours.
Remove chicken to a cutting board, leaving sauce. Shred chicken into bite-sized pieces; set aside. Prepare rice according to package instructions.
In a small bowl, dissolve 4 teaspoons cornstarch in 1/3 cup water; add to the slow cooker Stir to combine with sauce. Cover and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes, or until slightly thickened.
Add cooked rice to 4 plates, top with chicken, and spoon sauce over top. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.