Honey Orange Sesame Chicken from Creme de la Crumb



Honey Orange Sesame Chicken is a delicious slow cooker Chinese food recipe. If you like ordering sesame chicken at your local Chinese restaurant and often get it when you order take-out, you'll love this playful spin on the classic. Orange juice and chopped pineapple make this sweet and savory chicken recipe extra tangy.


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10 Min
8 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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  • 3-4
    chicken breasts
  • 2/3 c
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground ginger
  • ·
    juice of two large oranges
  • 1/4 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili powder
  • 4 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 4 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 4 c
    long grain white rice, cooked
  • 2 c
    chopped pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame seeds

How to Make Honey Orange Sesame Chicken from Creme de la Crumb


  1. Place chicken in slow cooker. In a bowl combine soy sauce, honey, apple cider vinegar, and next five ingredients. Mix well, then pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.
    About 30 minutes before serving, drain liquid from slow cooker into a large sauce pan, add minced garlic, and cook over medium high heat about 3-4 minutes.
  2. While sauce is simmering, shred chicken in slow cooker with two forks. Whisk together cold water and corn starch until dissolved, then add to sauce pan.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce
    thickens. Add sauce back to slow cooker and cover until ready to serve. Serve chicken over rice and pineapple. Top with sesame seeds.

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