Recipe Review

This Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Is a Meal Prep Miracle

published Mar 19, 2018
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Making a big batch of pulled chicken to have on hand for the week is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Take this sesame chicken, for instance — with just 10 minutes of prep and two hours in the slow cooker, you can have tender shredded chicken to use all week long in sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls.

It really doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. All you need to do is place some chicken breast and minced onion in the slow cooker and cover it in a mixture of honey, soy sauce (or tamari if you’re gluten-free), ketchup, minced garlic, and Sriracha.

Another great feature of this recipe is how flexible it is. Depending on what works best for your schedule, you can cook the chicken on high for two hours or low for six to eight hours.

Then you simply remove the cooked chicken from the slow cooker and shred it with two forks. Whisk some cornstarch into the sauce to thicken it up a bit before adding the chicken back in, and sprinkle over some sesame seeds before letting everything cook for another half hour or so.

Eat some chicken tonight with rice and steamed broccoli, as the author suggests in her recipe, and then pack up the leftovers to enjoy all week long for lunch or dinner!

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