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CrockPot Sesame Chicken Easy Recipe – Better Than Takeout

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CrockPot Sesame Chicken Easy Recipe on a flowered rim plate with rice a fork chopsticks in the background with a small gray bowl of soy sauce

Crockpot Sesame Chicken is an easy and delicious recipe that will have you skipping takeout and enjoying this homemade version instead. This simple slow cooker recipe allows you to throw everything into the pot and let it cook, resulting in a fabulous family dinner waiting for you at the end of the day.

We love Chinese takeout and have been ordering takeout most Fridays at the end of a busy week. It does not matter if you work at home or have an hour’s commute, we as parents are all tired by the end of the week. But ordering Chinese takeout is expensive and has a lot of ingredients we are trying to avoid.

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CrockPot Sesame Chicken Easy Recipe on a flowered rim plate with rice chopsticks in the background with a small gray bowl of soy sauce

Why is Crockpot Sesame Chicken Better to Make Takeout at Home

  • You have control over the ingredients: When you make Chinese takeout at home, you can choose healthier ingredients. For example, I like to use low-sodium soy sauce and make sure I have a brown rice option instead of just white rice. I also always add more vegetables to my recipe.
  • You can control the amount of oil and salt used: Restaurant dishes often contain higher amounts of oil and salt than homemade versions. When you make Chinese takeout at home, you can control the amount of oil and salt used in the dish, which can help reduce the calories in your dinner.
  • You can choose leaner proteins: When you make Chinese takeout at home, you can choose leaner proteins such as chicken breast or tofu, rather than higher-fat options like deep-fried chicken or beef with heavy sauces.
CrockPot Sesame Chicken Easy Recipe on a flowered rim plate with rice  chopsticks in the background with a small gray bowl of soy sauce close up of the chicken and rice

Ingredients need for Easy Crockpot Sesame Chicken

  • Spray oil
  • Large Onion
  • Chicken Breast
  • Green, Red, or Orange Peppers
  • Fresh or canned Mushrooms
  • Water
  • 1 bottle of P.F. Chang’s Sesame Sauce
  • White or Brwon Rice to serve over
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 3 tablespoons of water
sitting on white counter CrockPot Sesame Chicken Easy Recipe on a flowered rim plate with rice a fork chopsticks in the background with a small gray bowl of soy sauce

How to Make an Easy Cheese Takeout Sesame Chicken dinner in the Crockpot

  1. Chop all of the vegetables into large slices or chunks, including onion, peppers, and mushrooms.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into bit sizes as if making a stir fry.
  3. Spray the bottom of the Crockpot with the spray oil to reduce any sticking.
  4. Layer in the Crockpot in order, onion rings, chicken breast, 1/2 of the bottle of sauce, mushrooms, peppers, and then the rest of the sauce and the water to get all the sauce out of the bottle.
  5. Cover with the lid and set to cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  6. When the cooking time is done test the internal temperature of 160F.
  7. To make the sauce thicker, remove 2 cups of the liquid from the Crockpot and put it in a saucepan on the stove. Mix the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water and add to the sauce. Heat and stir until thick, add back to the Crockpot with the chicken and stir. 
  8. Serve over cooked rice or rice noodles
sitting on white counter CrockPot Sesame Chicken Easy Recipe on a flowered rim plate with rice a fork chopsticks in the background with a small gray bowl of soy sauce showing a close up of half of the plate
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CrockPot Sesame Chicken Easy Recipe

Crockpot Sesame Chicken is an easy and delicious recipe that will have you skipping takeout and enjoying this homemade version instead. This simple slow cooker recipe allows you to throw everything into the pot and let it cook, resulting in a fabulous family dinner waiting for you at the end of the day.

  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

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  • Spray oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 3 cups of chicken breast (1 pound and 10 oz)
  • 4 cups of large chopped peppers (15 oz)
  • 4 cups of fresh mushroom chopped (14 oz)
  • 1 bottle of P.F. Chang’s Sesame Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • For thickening: 2 tablespoons Corn Starch and 3 tablespoons of water
  • Cooked Rice to serve

Instructions

  1. Chop all of the vegetables into large slices or chunks, including onion, peppers, and mushrooms.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into bit sizes as if making a stir fry.
  3. Spray the bottom of the Crockpot with the spray oil to reduce any sticking.
  4. Layer in the Crockpot in order, onion rings, chicken breast, 1/2 of the bottle of sauce, mushrooms, peppers, and then the rest of the sauce and the water to get all the sauce out of the bottle.
  5. Cover with the lid and set to cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  6. To make the sauce thicker, remove 2 cups of the liquid from the Crockpot and put it in a saucepan on the stove. Mix the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water and add to the sauce. Heat and stir until thick, add back to the Crockpot with the chicken and stir.Β 
  7. Serve over cooked rice or rice noodles

Notes

  1. Serve over cooked rice white or whole wheat
  2. Use 1/4 cup of water or even less after adding all of the sesame sauce, to add to the sauce bottle so that you can get all the sauce out of the bottle and have some water for steam.

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