Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken

Slow cooker sesame garlic chicken that tastes like take-out? Yes, please. The chicken breast slow cooks all day and absorbs all the flavors of mirin, sesame, soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic. The chicken is pull-apart tender when finished and the sauce tastes amazing. I love to put the slow cooker sesame garlic chicken over rice and serve it with some steamed broccoli but you can eat it on its own or even over some noodles.

Gather up your ingredients:

Ingredients for slow cooker sesame garlic chicken

Whisk together the mirin, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sesame sesame oil.

Layer the chicken breast in the slow cooker and then pour the whisked sauce over it.

Arrange the sliced garlic and ginger on top of the chicken, cover the slow cooker, and set on low for 6 hours.

Top chicken breasts with sliced garlic and ginger

After the 6 hours of cooking, remove the chicken breast, shred with forks, and return to the slow cooker. Stir it in a with all the juices, heat through for 30 minutes on warm.

Serve along side your favorite take-out style sides. White rice and steamed broccoli go great!

HINT: This slow cooker sesame garlic chicken can be used in meal preps for the week. Add your favorite sides, and put a little extra sauce in a container for when you microwave the chicken. This will help keep it from drying out when reheating.

If you love slow cooker chicken dinners, try this easy slow cooker honey sesame chicken or slow cooker chicken cordon bleu.

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Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken

Slow cooker sesame garlic chicken that tastes like take-out.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6.5 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours,, 4 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Chinese
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Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/3 cup mirin
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 tablespoon sliced fresh ginger

Instructions

  1. Whisk together mirin, soy sauce, sesame oil, and brown sugar.
  2. Add chicken breast to the bottom of the slow cooker and pour whisked sauce on top of the chicken.
  3. Arrange the slices of garlic and ginger on top of the chicken.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  5. Remove chicken, shred with forks, and return back to pot.  Cover and reduce heat setting to warm for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with white rice or noodles.

Notes

HINT: This slow cooker sesame garlic chicken can be used in meal preps for the week. Add your favorite sides, and put a little extra sauce in a container for when you microwave the chicken. This will help keep it from drying out when reheating.

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