Sesame Chicken with Green Beans {in Your Crockpot}

My most popular recipe by far is Cashew Chicken {in Your Crockpot.}  Its popularity inspired me to create today’s sister recipe for Sesame Chicken.  It’s also simple and delicious, slow cooked for ultimate flavor and tenderness in your crockpot, takeout fakeout at its best! I love that you only need a few drops of sesame oil to bring out that amazing flavor.  I served this over quinoa but you could eat it plain if you prefer.  I also added steamed green beans for a veggie and left out the traditional cornstarch-enhanced sauce; we didn’t miss it.  DSC_0336

What to buy (serves 2):

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 1 jalapeño, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • sesame seeds
  • 2 cups green beans, steamed and cut into bite size pieces

What to do:

  • add chicken to slow cooker
  • combine brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, garlic, minced onion, jalapeño, barbecue sauce and crushed red peppers
  • pour sauce over chicken and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until chicken is no longer pink
  • stir in green beans and sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • serve hot over quinoa or rice

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