Nov 25 Honey Sesame Shredded Chicken This is a ‘set it and forget it’ recipe because it uses my favorite kitchen tool – the magical crock pot! I am not completely sure why the crock pot is so wonderful, but I love it.
I really want to use my crock pot more often, so readers – please leave me your favorite crock pot recipes and we could feature your dish!
This honey sesame shredded chicken has an asian flavor to it and is paired well with rice, quinoa, or another starch to help absorb the delicious juices.
Lets not forget about the healthy vegetables – we like to use steamed broccoli and edamame.
Honey Sesame Shredded Chicken
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs) - about 2-3 breasts salt and pepper 3/4 cup honey 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1/2 cup diced onion 1/4 cup ketchup 2 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced green onions, chopped - optional sesame seeds, optional - for topping
Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper, and place into the crock pot. Turn the crock pot onto low. In a medium bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, and garlic. Pour this mixture over the chicken. Cook on low for 4 hours, or until the chicken begins to fall apart when picked up. Remove the chicken from crock pot and shred using 2 forks. Return the shredded chicken to the crock pot for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, serve the chicken as desired.