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225
Calories 
10g
Carbs 
5g
Fat 
32g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Sesame chicken in the slow cooker! I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe with you today since sesame chicken is one of the most popular recipes on Slender Kitchen. This slow cooker version combines similar ingredients but I amped up the ginger for extra flavor. It is cooked low and slow until it is fall apart tender and then broiled quickly to crisp everything up.

Depending on your preferences, you can play around with the flavors. Use less ginger for a more traditional sesame chicken, add extra sugar if you like things sweet, add Sriracha for a spicy take, or add some orange marmalade for a flavor similar to orange chicken. You can also switch out the chicken for pork, and if you don't want to broil things, strain the sauce out and quickly boil it to thicken the sauce.

Prep Time

Sunday Slow Cooker: Sesame Ginger Chicken

92
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Cook Time: 
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Ingredients

6
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar (or honey, Stevia, agave)
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225
Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
4%
Saturated Fat 1g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 103mg
12%
Sodium 589mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 7g
Protein 32g

Directions

  1. Add the chicken to the slow cooker.
  2. Mix together the soy sauce, chicken broth, brown sugar, orange juice, hoisin sauce, garlic, and ginger.
  3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours until the chicken is fully cooked. Slice or shred.
  4. Optional: Want a thicker sauce? Add the sauce from the slow cooker to a small pot. Bring to a boil. Meanwhile combine 1 tbsp. of cornstarch and 1 tbsp. cold water. Add to the boiling sauce and stir well. Bring to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.
  5. Want it crispy? Spread the chicken on a baking sheet covered with foil and broil for 3-4 minutes or until crispy.
  6. Top with sesame seeds.
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