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Slow-Cooker Sesame Chicken


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs (or breasts)

  • Sauce
  • cup coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce)
  • cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper

  • Garnish
  • toasted sesame seeds and/or sliced green onions


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients
  • Rinse the chicken and trim any excess fat. Place in the slow-cooker. Pour sauce over chicken, flipping each piece to ensure all sides are coated.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours
  • Remove the chicken and cut into bite-size cubes
  • Remove the sauce and transfer to a small saucepan. Over medium heat, let it simmer for 20 minutes, or until it has reduced by half and is thick and shiny.
  • Toss cubed chicken in thickened sauce, and let sit at least 10 minutes before serving.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over brown rice