Slow Cooker Sesame-Orange Chicken

2021-06-13
  • Yield: 4
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 4:00 h
  • Ready In: 4:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    222.5
  • Carbohydrates

    14.5 g
  • Cholesterol

    70.2 mg
  • Fat

    6.5 g
  • Fiber

    1.3 g
  • Protein

    26.2 g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.3 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    351.9 mg
  • Sugar

    13.2 g
  • Trans Fat

    3.4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.9 g
  • Potassium

    310.0 mg
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Slow cooker sesame-orange chicken. This slow cooker sesame-orange chicken dinner is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

The sesame orange sauce is made of a generous amount of coconut aminos sauce, honey, orange juice, and tomato paste. The sauce is a little bit sweet, salty, and tangy all at the same time.

What are the benefits of using a slow cooker in cooking?

Slow cookers are a great way to cook healthy meals. They allow you to cook your food for a long time and with less energy than other cooking methods. This is because the slow cooker transfers heat from the bottom of the pot to the top, which means that it doesn’t need much energy to cook your food. It also cooks your food evenly and slowly, which is good for retaining nutrients in your meal.

In addition, slow cookers are a great way to save money on groceries because they allow you to buy cheaper cuts of meat that would otherwise be too tough or dry if cooked in other ways.

Is the sesame-orange chicken just orange or does it have any sesame taste?

The sesame-orange chicken is a dish that has both orange and sesame flavors. The orange flavor comes from the sauce, which is made from orange juice. The sesame flavor comes from the sesame oil, and sesame seeds.

Slow Cooker Sesame-Orange Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (960 g) boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup (80 g) coconut aminos sauce
  • 1/3 cup (80 g) clear honey
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions for garnish

Method

Step 1

Place chicken thighs at the bottom of the slow cooker.

Step 2

In a food processor, combine the remaining ingredients, except sesame seeds. Process until smooth. Pour honey mixture over chicken thighs. Coat well chicken with honey mixture.

Step 3

Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 4 hours, or until chicken thighs are tender. Remove cooked chicken from slow cooker, reserving cooking liquid. Cut chicken into bite pieces.

Step 4

Transfer reserved sauce to the saucepan. Cook for 15-20 minutes on medium heat until sauce thickens.

Step 5

Pour sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Serve immediately.

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