November 11, 2012

Honey Soy Crock-Pot Chicken

I adapted this recipe to reduce the sodium, sweeten it up a bit (where's the honey?), and add some more veggies (which you can steam in the slow cooker!). I also desired a thicker sauce so I added some cornstarch near the end of the cooking process. This is a great family meal that is healthy and easy. Enjoy!

1 ½ pound Boneless Chicken Thighs
1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce (Gluten-Free if desired)
1/3-1/2 cup Honey or Agave (or combo)
1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
3 cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tablespoon Ginger, Minced
1 Tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
1 TBS cornstarch

For Serving:
1 whole Yellow/Orange Bell Pepper*, Thinly Sliced
1 whole Red Bell Pepper*, Thinly Sliced 
1 ½ Tablespoon Sesame Seeds 
Steamed Broccoli*
Cooked Brown Rice

Place chicken in slow cooker.

In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, chili garlic sauce, mustard, and black pepper. Pour over chicken in slow cooker. Cook chicken on low for 5 hours. Ladle out about a 1/2 cup of the broth from the slow cooker and whisk in the cornstarch. Add the mixture back to the slow cooker and cook on low for 1 hour or until thickened.  Shred chicken in the slow cooker.

Serve over cooked rice with bell peppers and broccoli. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Serves 4-5. 

*You can steam the broccoli and bell peppers in the slow cooker if desired, just place the vegetable in a steamer basket and place them on top of the chicken for the last 30 minutes of the cooking time. 

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