Tasty Thursday – Sesame Honey Chicken

June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014

I’ve been eyeing this Skinnytaste recipe for quite some time now.  If you have never visited the website, “it features delicious, healthy, low fat, family-friendly recipes.”  There are hundreds of recipes (well categorized too), beautiful photos, and Gina (the owner/author) also provides nutritional information (including WW points).

Ingredients – Recipe HERE

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce (tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha hot chili sauce, or more to taste
  • 1 heaping tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 medium scallions, chopped for garnish

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Put the chicken breast in the crockpot and season with black pepper.

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In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce, honey, tomato paste, rice wine vinegar, minced garlic, 1 tbsp water, sesame oil, onion powder and sriracha. 

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Poor the mixture into the crock pot and set it to low for 3-4 hours.

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After 3-4 hours take out the chicken breast and shred it in a separate bowl.  Keep the liquid mixture in the crockpot.

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In another small bowl, add 1/4 cup of water to the cornstarch and slowly poor the mixture into the crockpot.  Let the liquid thicken for about 20 minutes.  Add the chicken back into the crockpot.

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Plate your honey chicken and add sesame seeds and scallions as garnish/additional flavor.

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  • Packed with flavor! It was SO good! Each serving is under 200 calories (chicken only).
  • Very easy to make, but lots of ingredients
  • The chicken is versatile! I used brown rice for dinner, and added the chicken to my salad for lunch.  You can definitely make lettuce wraps out of the chicken or have a pulled chicken sandwich.

Have you ever cooked a recipe from Skinnytaste?

Do you have any favorite pulled pork or chicken recipes?

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