Crock Pot Sesame Chicken

Super easy. Super yum. Sesame Chicken in the crockpot is one of our family’s favorite suppers.


  • For the chicken:
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/3 cup tamari {or soy sauce}
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • green onion, chopped for garnish
  • sesame seeds, sprinkled for garnish
  • For the rice:
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 3/4 cup water or chicken broth


  1. For the chicken:
  2. Place chicken in crockpot. Mix tamari, honey, orange juice, tomato paste, garlic, sesame oil, and ginger together in a small bowl. Pour over chicken. Cook on low for 4 hours. remove chicken from crockpot and cut into bite size pieces. Strain cooking liquid into a small sauce pan and cook over medium heat until it has reduced by half. Spoon sauce over chicken and rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
  3. For the rice:
  4. In a sauce pan with a fitted lid, heat sesame oil. Add rice and stir until coated and fragrant. Add water or broth. Stir once. Bring rice to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and serve.