Today’s recipe was originally a Crock Pot Recipe, but of course the first time I made it I forgot to put it in the crock pot so I adjusted it to make on the stove top. It only took about 30-40 minutes from start to finish (from prep work to sitting down at the table to eat). I just wish I would have remembered to put it in the crock pot! Since then I have made it in the crock pot and it turns out just as wonderful!
I have provided the original crock pot recipe and then below that have added in notes on how to create this meal on the stove too. So just in case you forget to start the crock pot, no worries you can still enjoy this meal! If you would like to see past recipes posted you can find them at What’s For Dinner Wednesday.
1-1/2 lb Skinless Chicken (I usually use Boneless Skinless Breast)
Salt & Pepper
1 C Honey
1/2 C Soy Sauce
1/2 C Diced Onion (or 1/2-1tsp Onion Salt and Omit Salt from above)
1/4 C Ketchup
2 T Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (adjust according to taste preference)
4 tsp Cornstarch Dissolved in 6 T water
1/2 T Sesame Seeds
Season Chicken with salt & pepper and place in crock pot. In bowl combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour mixture over chicken and cook on low for 4 hours.
Remove chicken from crock pot. Dissolve cornstarch in water and pour into crock pot, stir into sauce. Cook sauce on high for additional 10 minutes or until thickened. While sauce is cooking, shred chicken into bite size pieces.
Serve chicken and sauce over rice, add sesame seeds to the top and enjoy!
Stove Top Directions: I do recommend a boneless chicken for this preparation. Cut chicken into approximately 1-2″ pieces. Add chicken to skillet and cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until almost cooked through. In bowl combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup oil, garlic and pepper flakes, pour mixture over chicken and bring to a boil. Simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes.
Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to skillet, bring to a boil and simmer until thickened. While sauce is thickening shred chicken. Add chicken back into skillet and serve over rice, add sesame seeds to the top and enjoy!
When you buy the ingredients for this meal, go ahead and buy double! Put everything except the cornstarch, water, and sesame seeds into a ziploc bag and freeze for a quick meal to pull out of the freezer and drop in the crock pot. Prep once and enjoy two meals!
Original recipe found at Very Culinary