Honey Sesame Chicken

In this dish the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sriracha compliment each other and balance out the sweetness. This simple Asian inspired chicken dish has a balance of flavour combinations – serve this over your favourite rice and dinner is ready!

 

Ingredients

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  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha hot chilli sauce, or more to taste
  • 1 heaping tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 medium spring onions, chopped for garnish

Method

  1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker and season with black pepper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, honey, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, 1 tbsp water, sesame oil, onion powder and sriracha hot chilli sauce.
  3. Pour over chicken and cook on low 3-4 hours.
  4. Remove chicken, leaving the sauce in the slow cooker.
  5. Shred chicken with two forks; set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in remaining 1/4 cup water; add to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  7. Cover and cook on high until slightly thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes; return chicken to the slow cooker and mix well.
  8. Serve chicken and sauce over rice and top with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions for garnish.

Serves 8 – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 186, Fat: 2g, Protein: 27g, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fibre: 0.7g, Sugar: 10g