Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paleo Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken

My crock pot cashew chicken is probably my most popular recipe to date. We love it around here so much that whenever I'm thinking Asian chicken, my mind naturally goes to it. Added bonus that it couldn't be easier to throw together thanks to the crock pot.

Last week I decided to poke around the internet for a similar recipe that would mix things up a bit. We tried Skinnytaste's sesame honey chicken, and everyone really liked it. I served the chicken as lettuce wraps and it made a great meal. The caveman claimed it tasted a little more like BBQ than Asian to him, but I do think his taste buds live in a world of their own.

I'd love your feedback if you've already made this one, or if you do once you see this!

Paleo Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken
adapted from Skinnytaste

2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup coconut aminos
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup organic tomato paste
3 tbs. rice wine or apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs. water
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. sriracha
1 tbs. arrowroot powder
1/4 cup water
1/2 tbs. sesame seeds
2 medium scallions, chopped for garnish

Place the chicken in the slow cooker and season with black pepper. In a medium bowl, combine coconut aminos, honey, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, 1 tbsp water, sesame oil, onion powder and sriracha.

Pour mixture over chicken, put lid on pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

When chicken is cooked, remove from crock pot. Shred with two forks and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine arrowroot with 1/4 cup water until smooth. Add to crock pot and increase heat to high. Cook until slightly thickened, about 15-20 minutes.

Add chicken back to crock pot and toss with sauce before serving.

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