Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Here’s another quick and easy slow cooker meal!

Start by placing 2 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a greased slow cooker.

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Next, combine 1 cup honey, 1/2 cup soy sauce, 4 tbsp dried onion, 4 tbsp ketchup, 2 tbsp oil and 1 tsp garlic powder.

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Pour mixture over chicken.

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Add 1 cup of water to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours (I set my slow cooker to cook on low for 3 hours, and then it automatically switches over to “keep warm” for 6 more hours until I get home–this cooks it just the right amount.)

Remove chicken from the slow cooker, but leave the sauce.

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Next, add 6 tsp cornstarch to the sauce in the slow cooker.

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Stir to combine with sauce with the corn starch.

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Replace the lid and cook the sauce on high for ten more minutes, or until slightly thickened. While it’s cooking, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

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Return to the chicken to the slow cooker and stir it into the sauce. Then, sprinkle with the chicken with sesame seeds.

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Cook 4 serving of rice according to package directions.

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Serve the chicken over rice. Easily serves 4 people.

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Slow Cooker Ribs

These are SO good (for the whole family!) and so easy! Prep time is about 5 minutes.

Slow Cooker Ribs 1

Grease a crockpot and line the bottom with 2 cups chopped onion (I use the frozen, pre-chopped onions for faster prep).

Slow Cooker Ribs 2

Place 3-4 pounds of boneless pork ribs on top of the onions.

Slow Cooker Ribs 3
Sprinkle pork with ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, ¼ cup brown sugar and 2 cloves minced garlic and stir to coat all pieces.

Slow Cooker Ribs 4
Pour 2 c apple juice (or 1 c apple juice and 1 c water) evenly over pork and cook on low for 8-9 hours.

Slow Cooker Ribs 5

Once it’s cooked, drain all liquids from the crockpot and add 1 ½ cups barbecue sauce. Cook on low for 1 more hour.

I won’t show you the final picture because these ribs are so tender that they fall apart, so they look like a big blobby BBQ’y mess with my subpar photography.

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Beer Chicken (Lesson 47: Learn a ton of crockpot recipes)

…because that’s pretty much all you’ll have time for. Here’s one to get you started.

 

All you’ll need is 2-4 frozen chicken breasts, 12 ounces of beer, 1 tsp salt, 1 ½ tsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp dried oregano and ½ tsp pepper.

Beer Chicken 1

Place your chicken, still frozen, in the crockpot.

Mix all the other ingredients together.

Beer Chicken 2

Pour beer mixture over chicken.

Beer Chicken 3

Cook all day on low.

Voila. Anybody has time for that!