Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken and Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Today is my day off. We have a lot going on around here this week, including a showing of our house on Friday!! I'm bustling around here today, trying to get things done. I have plans this eve so I want to do something quick in the crock pot for dinner. I'm about to head into the kitchen to start on one of our favorite meals. The first time I made it, Babe said it was the best meal I made since we got married! So it's definitely a hit around here!

recipe form: Baby Center / www.chefintraining.com
2.5 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I use thighs)
Salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 tablespoons diced onion
4 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoon canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds (I never seem to have sesame seeds so I just skip them)

Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour over chicken.
Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through.
Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce.
Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.
Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice or noodles.
As our veggie to go with the chicken: Roasted Parmesan Green Beans 

  • 12 oz green beans, trimmed (make sure they are dry)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • kosher salt + fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp shredded parmesan


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum for easy clean-up.
Lay green beans out on the baking sheet and drizzle oil over them. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder and toss to evenly coat.

Spread them out on the sheet so that they all lay flat and place on the lower third section of your oven. Bake 10 minutes, shake the pan to turn; bake 5 additional minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with grated cheese.



  1. that sounds so good! i will definitely be making it for eddie, he loves anything with soy sauce. and i make brocolli & asparagus just like you make the green beans. i squeeze a lemon over top of it when it's done. makes it extra yummy!!!!

    1. Let me know how it turns out for you! Ohh what a great idea to cook broccoli and asparagus! YUM!

  2. Eating this right now! Yum:)