Crockheads. I think this might be the best crockpot meal yet. Honey Sesame Chicken. So simple even Odom can do it. (Just kidding, Odom just liked it so much he made the recipe the following night for his brother.) I found this recipe from pinterest and tweaked it a bit with the hopes of using it in the South of Broad Living magazine if it turned out okay…well, I’m happy to say you’ll be seeing this one in April.
7 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water
1 cup Arborio rice (2 cups waters)
Yields: 3-4 servings
Next combine in a bowl the onion, garlic, red pepper, soy, honey, olive oil, and ketchup to create your sauce.
Pour the sauce over the chicken in the crockpot and set the timer for three hours on low.
After cooking for three hours, cook for an additional 30 minutes on high. Then remove the chicken thighs and cut into large bite size pieces.
In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water and slowly mix into the crockpot. This will help to thicken up the sauce. Let the sauce cook alone for 10 minutes on high and then place the chicken back in, stirring everything together.
Finally, saute the green beans in a skillet with olive oil and garlic salt. Splash some of the sauce from the crockpot into the skillet and let it cook out. Serve the chicken on top of the cooked arborio rice with the green beans and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
My guests for the evening were Catherine, Kelley, and Danielle. Kelley also served with dinner her famous fried okra which you can find on her blog Costal Kelder. And I might as well tell yall and call myself out, I made the exact same meal the next night too for Odom and Kendall. I still had a pound of chicken thighs left in the freezer so why not! Telling yall, you need to make this recipe and please let me know what your think!
Stay Classy Crockheads.