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Slow Cooker Asian Honey Sesame Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Asian Honey Sesame Chicken Sliders

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Chicken, Slow Cooker

Description

Slow Cooker Asian Honey Sesame Chicken Sliders uses chicken thighs that cook in the slow cooker with Asian flavors to create an easy, quick meal that the whole family will love. These sliders also work great for tailgating and Sunday football parties.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lb package Just BARE Organic Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce {low sodium if possible}
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons red chili paste {optional for spice}
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A couple cranks of the pepper mill
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 Tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Arrange the chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker and pour the chopped onion over top.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the honey, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, tomato paste, garlic cloves, red chili paste {optional}, chicken broth, salt and the pepper. Miix to combine.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and onions making sure everything is coated in the sauce.
  4. Cook on low for 4-1/2 hours, and then shredded the chicken with two forks. Once you shred the chicken return it to the slow cooker and mix to coat with the sauce. In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and water until it is dissolved. Add that to the slow cooker and mix to combine everything together. Cover and finish cooking for 30 minutes.
  5. When the chicken is done cooking remove from the slow cooker and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Serve the Asian Pulled Chicken on slider buns along with your favorite coleslaw and other toppings.

Notes

The cornstarch and water mixture that you add towards the end of cooking helps to thicken the sauce. This chicken works great on top of salads, Asian style quesadillas or on top of rice!

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