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I saw someone’s recipe for honey sesame/bourbon chicken online recently, but I forget where exactly. I check my browser history, bookmarks, Pinterest board and even googled it, but couldn’t find the same post (let me know if you think you know which one I’m talking about). They used a very similar recipe as I do for the honey BBQ sauce, that I make to marinate and brush on my grilled chicken… except they had a crockpot recipe. Since I can’t wait for grilling season to be here, I decided try it out in the crockpot.

Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken

1 lb. chicken, 1 c. honey, 1/4 c. ketchup, 1/4 c. soy sauce or liquid aminos, 1/4 c. chopped onions, 2 Tbsp. minced garlic, 1 Tbsp. grated ginger, 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, fresh cracked black pepper, fresh ground sea salt, cornstarch (for crockpot version only)

Crockpot Directions:  
Cut chicken into small pieces, season with salt and pepper and set in crock pot. Mix together remaining ingredients (except cornstarch) until honey is dissolved, add to crockpot. Cover and cook over high heat for about 1 hour.  Remove 1/4 c. of liquid and whisk in cornstarch, return mixture to crock pot and simmer until sauce is thickened.

*Serve hot over brown rice and garnish with sesame seeds.

Grill Directions:
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Whisk together remaining ingredients until honey is dissolved. Pour half of mixture over chicken and marinate for a few hours. Grill chicken on a hot grill, basting chicken (with a new brush as needed). Cook chicken until flesh is no longer pink.

*Serve hot with a side of coleslaw and grilled corn.

What are you looking forward to this season?