Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another recipe you should make....

I love easy recipes.  Those requiring little effort and minimal clean up.  And those that are pretty on a plate.

For some reason, seeing an actual picture of a dish inspires me to make it.  Because before Pinterest, I wasn't too experimental in the entree department.

But now, when the caption "crock pot" pops up underneath a pretty food photo, I'm sold.

That's what happened when I saw that pork roast recipe:  pinned it, made it, loved it.

Then I discovered another recipe, a few days later, that required some of the same ingredients.

That's being thrifty, right?  Using what you have on hand??

Just another reason I had to pin and make this easy chicken dish...

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken 
(copied directly from original source)


1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 5
Salt and pepper
1 cup of honey
1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Sesame seeds


  1. Place the chicken thighs in the crockpot insert and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine well. Pour over the chicken in the crockpot.
  3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 1 1/2-2 1/2 hours.
  4. When done, remove chicken from crockpot and cut into chunks. Prior to putting the chicken back in the crockpot, combine some cornstarch in water and whisk it into the crockpot to thicken up the sauce a bit. Throw the chicken back in and stir around to recoat the chicken in the sauce.
  5. Serve hot over a bed of white rice (optional) and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.
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It's a keeper.  Because it met all of my requirements:  easy to prepare and clean up, pretty on a plate, and it'll make your house smell great.

Serving this up felt very restauranty.  Like I transferred it from a take-out container almost.  

Maybe it was the sesame seeds.  

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  1. I do love this recipe and very simple! I also learned that red pepper flakes really are hot and I shouldn't add more thinking I could handle it.

    1. An excellent public service announcement. HAHAHA!

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