Honey Sesame Chicken
(via Damn Delicious)
What you need:
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
1 green onion, thinly sliced (for garnish)
sesame seeds, *toasted (for garnish)
What to do:
In a bowl, combine onion, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vegetable oil, and red pepper flakes.
Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in a crock pot.
Pour mixture over the chicken and toss gently to coat.
Cook on LOW for 3 1/2 hours.
Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and shred.
Return chicken to the crock.
Cover and simmer another 30 minutes.
*To toast sesame seeds, place about 1 teaspoon in a non-stick pan and cook, stirring and tossing often, over medium heat until golden and fragrant. Remove to a cool dish.
I served mine garnished, over steamed rice. Had I thought of it, I would have served it with blanched and sautéed broccoli on the side. However, I failed to plan for that and instead found a bag of our favorite "in a pinch" frozen veggies in the freezer (Trader Joe's Fire Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Butter). It may sound like an odd combination--but they actually worked really well with the chicken. :)