Slow Cooker Heaven: Chicken in a Honey/Soy Braise

Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Here’s a simple recipe that packs a ton of great flavor.

It’s simple to assemble, and only takes 2.5 hours in the slow cooker. You can cut the time in half by using the high setting, but I don’t recommend it… Give the slow cooker a chance to do its thing, and give the ingredients a chance to get to know each other.

And the good news… it’s a one-pot meal.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

1 1/2 lb
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp
yellow onion, diced (if you have dried onions, use those)
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
fresh clover honey
1/2 c
tamari sauce
1/4 c
barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp
hot sesame oil
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

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PREP/PREPARE
2
Gather your ingredients.
3
Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
4
Add all the remaining ingredients (except the sesame seeds) into the slow cooker.
5
Mix until thoroughly combined.
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Chef’s Note: For the barbeque sauce I use: Sweet Baby Ray’s regular style.
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Add the chicken to the slow cooker and mix with the sauce.
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Slow cook on low for 2.5 hours.
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Chef's Tip: If you want the sauce a bit thicker, add a tablespoon or two of all-purpose flour to a bit of water and make a slurry. Add that to the sauce in the last hour of cooking.
10
PLATE/PRESENT
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Serve over a mound of white rice, drizzle with that yummy sauce, and garnish with some sesame seeds. Enjoy.
12
Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom