Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sesame Chicken in the Crock Pot

Yes, another crock pot chicken recipe today... when I have the crock pot out of our storage area I like to use it two or three times before tucking it away again.  It is just too big a beast to keep in my kitchen cupboards on a full-time basis.  This time it is Sesame Chicken in the Crock Pot and it is darned good!

If you like a bit salty, and and can appreciate that bit of smoke flavor that dark sesame oil offers, then this is for you.  Basically, as with most crock pot dishes, you just put it all in the pot and let it simmer for a few hours.

I served it for dinner the first night I made it, and becuase there were just the 2 of us, I froze the leftovers and we enjoyed it again a few days later.  We chose to have it with rice for The Captain, and cauliflower 'rice' for me, along with some steamed green string beans.

If you make it with tamari it will be gluten free... if that is not a concern, then go ahead and use regular soy sauce. I have not tried it with coconut aminos... which would make it Paleo, but go ahead... I cannot see why it wouldn't work just fine.

Sesame Chicken in the Crock Pot by @WeCanBegin2Feed

Sesame Chicken in the Crock Pot
Makes 4 servings.
  • 18 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup white onion, sliced vertically
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed and minced
  • 1/2 cup tamari
  • 2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs tahini
  1. Lightly coat crock pot with non-stick spray or for easy cleanup.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1-1/2 inch chunks and place in bottom of crock pot.
  3. Spread the onion slices and garlic over the top of the chicken.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the tamari, dark sesame oil and tahini.  Don't worry if it doesn't completely blend smoothly.
  5. Pour over the contents of the crock pot.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 or 5 hours.
  7. Remove and serve over rice, quinoa or cauliflower rice.
Per serving.
Weight Watchers P+ = 5.
Calories 177; Protein 28g; Carbohydrates 6g; Fat 5.5g; Fibre .5g.

Sesame Chicken in the Crock Pot by @WeCanBegin2Feed
Over rice for him...

Sesame Chicken in the Crock Pot by @WeCanBegin2Feed
and cauliflower rice for me.

Are you a fan of smoky dark sesame oil, too?

Have you taken your crock pot out of storage yet this Fall or do you use it all year round?

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