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My 4 year old ate this and loved it. Ya know, the one that says everything I make is horrible!? This is one of those meals that are slow cooking all day and it smells so delicious you already know you love it. This was uh-mazing. I wish I would have discovered this recipe sooner. The chicken was so moist and the first bite was so flavorful and delicious! And I love that this recipe only has 313 calories per serving! Delicious, easy, and good for you! Score!

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Things that I changed:  I kept it the same.
Things that I would do differently next time:  Nothing
Will I make it again? YES
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Skinny slow cooker honey sesame chicken in a white bowl garnished with sesame seeds.

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Skinny Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

By: Alyssa Rivers
This skinny slow cooker honey sesame chicken is easy to make and delicious tasting. My family loves it!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6



  • Insert chicken into the crockpot and sprinkle salt and pepper on each side.
  • In Medium sized bowl combine ketchup, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vegetable oil, garlic, diced oinion, and red pepper flakes.  Pour over the chicken in crock pot.
  • Cook on low 3-4 hours or high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • When done, remove chicken and cut it into chucks.  Before returning chicken to crockpot, combine cornstarch in some water and whisk it into the crockpot to thicken it up a bit.  Throw the chicken back into the crockpot to re-coat with sauce.
  • Serve over rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Calories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 14gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 863mgPotassium: 274mgFiber: 1gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 160IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. This is delicious. Was wondering, Can I use chicken tenders instead? Idk why but i don’t like breasts. Too thick for my taste. I imagine tenders would work with adjusted cooking times but not sure how long.

  2. Would there be any problem if I were to cube the chicken before adding to the crock pot instead of removing to cut up at the end?

  3. this sounds really good, thanks! Did you use green onions or white? The pic shows some green for garnish so wanted to check as the type of onion would really make a difference.

  4. Made this last night for my wife an overnight guest and myself. Ran home, through it in the crockpot , set the rice cooker (brown rice) to be ready in 2 hours and ran to the gym. Home again, shower, finished the dish and took my bows as a Master Chef. This is a keeper! Did it with the thighs and it was really good. Thanks for this.

    I am interested how you came up with you calorie count or if you have full nutritional information. You wrote 300 + calories and when I used my favorite program it came to over 500.

    Thanks again.