Honey-Sesame Crock Pot Chicken {gluten free, soy free, dairy free, slow cooker recipe}

I mentioned on Facebook the other day that our hot weather has really squashed my time in the kitchen lately. I'm grateful for the warm summer days, but they sure don't make for a very entertaining blog! So I set out to come up with something new to share with you.

This is definitely a winner! It'll be a great winter recipe too. Because it was cooked in my crock pot, there was very little heat added to my already-hot kitchen. In fact, I could have plugged my cooker in down in the basement for a completely heat-free kitchen! I used my rice cooker at the same time to put together a complete meal. When we returned from the splash pad, dinner was waiting for us!

I won't lie--this chicken is a bit rich. I found that I preferred mine without a ladle of extra sauce, and so did my hubby.

You'll Need:
2-4 Chicken Breasts {boneless, skinless}
1/2 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Coconut Aminos
1/2 Cup Onion {diced}
2 Tbsp. Ketchup
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
Salt & Pepper

2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
4 Tbsp. Cool Water
1-2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds

To Make:
In a small bowl, combine honey, coconut aminos, onion, ketchup, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Set aside.
Place chicken in the crock pot, then top with sauce.
Cook on high 3-4 hours, or low for around six hours.
When the chicken is well cooked, carefully remove the pieces from your crock pot.
Mix corn starch and water in a small bowl, then stir the mixture into the remaining sauce in your crock pot.
Use a sharp knife to cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Some of it will shred and pull apart as you cut it, and that's ok. Return the chicken to the sauce, stirring to mix. Top with sesame seeds.
Serve over rice.


  1. sounds yummy, and i'm a huge fan of crockpot meals in this heat! what is coconut aminos? can i use regular ol' coconut? or????

  2. Coconut Aminos is "soy sauce," for those of us who can't have the stuff :) ...you could use soy sauce in this recipe, but because it is much saltier than aminos, I would omit the salt and use a bit less. Maybe 1/8 Cup Soy Sauce and then some water.

  3. This looks delicious! Eager to try it!
    We have stir-fry once a week with my own homemade teriyaki but this would be just as delicious instead!

  4. Call me the recipe police, but the recipe doesn't mention anything about sesame products. I do see sesame seeds in the picture though :) You could even use sesame oil in place of olive oil for more sesame flavor I bet!

  5. Ha!! You're sure right, oh Recipe Police! I totally failed to include the sesame seeds in the recipe. Thanks for pointing that out! I'll fix it right away :)

  6. Made this last night for my family - it's a keeper! I only had Bragg's liquid aminos, but will definitly look for coconut aminos this weekend at WF (I had not heard of them before until I saw your post). Thanks!!

    1. Hooray! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, Jaclyn :)


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