Honey Sesame Chicken (From Your Crock Pot!)

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This honey sesame chicken from your crock pot is an easy, delicious dinner that is anything but boring!

I love when my slow cooker makes dinner for me. But I love it even more when a recipe like this Clean Eating Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken turns out this delicious!!

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe showing the glazed chicken sitting on a bed of brown rice with sliced green onions lightly sprinkled on top.

The reason I like slow cookers so much is because of the texture that meats end up with when they’ve been slow cooking for hours. They always turn out totally moist and delicious! This recipe was a joy to create and my family loved it.

It has that traditional Asian flare while being totally clean and totally healthy. Serve this over cooked brown rice and maybe even keep a small dish of soy sauce nearby if that’s your preference. It has that “sweet and sour” flavor most people enjoy without be cloying or overly sweet like a lot of fast food Chinese food has.

These does well the next day for lunch too if you have leftovers, and will freeze pretty well too for up to about 3 months.

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken recipe ingredients laid out individually on a wooden table top.


The process is pretty simple, actually. Particularly with a slow cooker! Put your chicken into your crock, make a quick sauce on the stovetop, pour it over the chicken and set it to cook for the next several hours while you do other things. Easy peasy!!

Serve this over some brown rice or even make a delicious Asian-style salad with it! You can also reheat it the next day and turn it into a yummy stir fry by chopping it up and tossing in a wok with some oil and veggies. Toss in some brown rice, or eat it as is! Either way, it’s a delicious meal.


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Clean Eating Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Honey Sesame Chicken From Your Slow Cooker

This delicious dish cooks itself while you do other things! Sweet and slightly sour, these combo is sure to please!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 600kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • Slow Cooker


  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • cup red onions, minced
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. tamari or coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ tsp. arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch (optional for thickening the sauce)
  • 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • cooked brown rice for serving
  • 1 medium green onion (green part only) sliced thin for garnish


  • Sauté the garlic and onions, in a medium skillet, in the oil until the onions are translucent.
  • Whisk in the tamari (or coconut amigos), honey, ginger, red pepper flakes, tomato paste, water and half of the sesame seeds.
  • Simmer for 2-3 minutes. If you want thicker sauce, whisk in arrowroot powder or cornstarch now.
  • Put the chicken in the bottom of the crock and ladle the sauce over it.
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-5 hours. The chicken will shred easily by simply stirring or using two forks to shred.
  • Serve over brown rice and sprinkle remaining sesame seeds over the top for garnish and extra flavor.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include brown rice.


Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 958mg | Potassium: 1280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3.3mg

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  1. Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run says:

    YUM!! All clean ingredients too! This is going on the menu for next week!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kayla – Yep! I only do clean! 😀

  2. The link worked a couple of days ago, but now it’s taking me to the food saver website and there are no recipes. I have used the search tool on their website and can’t find your recipe anywhere.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shannon – No, it still goes to the same page. You just have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the slider bar of recipes.

  3. The link does not work. It takes you to the Food Saver website but there is no recipe bar at the bottom. I could not find the recipe on their website’s recipe index either. What a shame as really wanted to try it for this weekend’s dinner party.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tania – It’s there, I just double checked. It’s not all the way at the bottom, but close to it. You’ll see a slider of recipe images with arrows you can click.

  4. Hi there – really want to make this but the link doesn’t work – there is no recipe on the foodSaver website. Help please 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Laura – If you scroll down to the bottom of their page, you will see a slider with different recipe images. Click the image of the recipe you want and it will come up for you. 🙂

  5. If you are having troubles it may be because you are in a different country than the States. You have to tell the company that you are in America at the top right of the screen. And then go to the link http://www.foodsaver.com/seal-to-savor.html

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kelsey – Thanks! Good to know!

  6. Christine says:

    I can’t find the directions. There are several recipes at the bottom of food saver page however this one is not included.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christine – You have to scroll through the menu.

      1. christine says:

        Thanks for responding but there is no arrow to scroll. There are five recipes at the bottom and that’s it. There is no arrow. I had a few other people look as well. I am from Canada and I did change it to America. Is there any way to share or email the directions? I really would love to try this recipes.

        1. The Gracious Pantry says:

          Christine – I’m so sorry for the wild goose chase! It appears they no longer have my recipe on their website. Please find the instructions above.

  7. I tried the slow cooker honey sesame chicken, and loved it! Adding the scallions and toasted sesame seeds added so much flavor. this is a keeper recipe. Thanks for sharing. I look forward trying your other recipes.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cindy – Fantastic!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 😀

  8. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for my wife. It was a hit! Thanks very much! Now I’m going to try some of your other recipes!

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