What’s for dinner???
Do you get asked that question as often as I do? Sometimes it seriously makes me want to roll my eyes in my head (just being honest here)! But, when I have dinner already cooking in the Crockpot, I can’t WAIT for them to ask me! Here’s one of my family’s favorites! If your family likes Chinese food, but you don’t want all the MSG and other chemical ingredients that go along with it, then this recipe is for you! This recipe is quick, inexpensive, and uses healthier ingredients.
2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
salt and pepper
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion (optional)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
3 scallions, chopped (optional)
Lightly season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, and place into your crock pot.
In a medium bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes. Pour mixture over chicken. Cook on low for 4 hours.
Remove chicken from crock pot, but reserve sauce in the pot. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Replace the lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until it thickens slightly.
Shred chicken into bite size pieces. Serve chicken over cooked brown rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa and spoon some sauce on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.
(Recipe is courtesy of Kitchen Meets Girl)