This slow cooker sesame chicken is a flavor-packed dish that will please even the fussiest of eaters. It’s super easy to prepare and will easily feed a family of four.

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

Sesame chicken is quite a sweet dish thanks to the honey and ketchup. Some soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, onion, and garlic are included to add even more flavor to this tasty dish.

There are so many different side dishes that you can have with this sesame chicken. I love having it with just some regular rice. However, couscous, noodle or even mashed potato will be tasty alongside this chicken.

I mention some other delicious slow cooker chicken recipes further down the page. We have so many different recipes, such as general tso’s chicken. It’s very similar to this recipe but is slightly more spicy and less sweet. I highly recommend that you check it out.

Any leftover chicken can be kept in the fridge for a few days or frozen for later. You can shred the meat and use it in something like a salad, sandwich or even a stir fry. There are quite a few options when it comes to leftover chicken meat.

Sesame Chicken

There a few tips for cooking this chicken dish, I mention these just below the recipe. It’s worth checking out if you want to make some adjustments to the ingredients or method.

Right below is both the video and recipe for this tasty sesame chicken dish. If you try the recipe, then be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Recipe

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Prep time
15 Minutes
Cook time
8 Hours & 30 Minutes
Total time
8 Hours & 45 Minutes



To ensure that this recipe is gluten-free, make sure you pick a gluten-free variety of Soy sauce, ketchup, and cornstarch.


  1. In a slow cooker, add the chicken breasts, onion, sesame oil, garlic, honey, soy sauce, ketchup, and rice vinegar.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and put to the side.
  4. Combine the cornstarch and water together to form a paste. Mix into the sauce in the slow cooker.
  5. Add the chicken back into the slow cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  6. Slice the chicken and serve with the sauce.
  7. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top of the chicken.
  8. Serve & Enjoy.

Cooking Tips

  • Chicken breasts can easily be replaced with chicken thigh or a different cut of meat. Chicken thigh is a little more tolerant to overcooking, so if you’re worried about dry chicken, then consider using thigh.
  • Ketchup can be replaced with tomato paste or sauce. It will alter the flavor slightly but still be super delicious.
  • The cornstarch mixture is essential if you want a nice and thick sauce. If you don’t want to use cornstarch consider using arrowroot instead.
  • Vegetables can be added with the chicken but keep in mind these will take on the flavor of the sauce. This can lead to everything tasting very similar.
  • You can replace rice vinegar with a different vinegar such as apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, or even lemon juice. Keep in mind any replacement will likely impact the final flavor of the dish.
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Nutritional Information

The nutritional information for this slow cooker sesame chicken can be found below. It will give you a basic overview of what to expect from this meal.

I also want to mention that the values below are only an estimate so they may differ if you calculate them yourself. Also, don’t forget to add any extras that you might have with the chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 4
Servings Per Recipe: 391
Amount Per Serving
Calories 670 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 7.5g 38%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 1305mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 40g
Protein 55g 110%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

I love a tasty chicken dish in the slow cooker, and there are so many more that you can do. Another meal I enjoy cooking is honey soy chicken. It combines two flavors that we all know and love for an incredibly addictive sauce and super tender chicken.

Something a little different but still incredibly tasty is the chicken cordon bleu recipe. It’s got shredded ham, copious amounts of cheese and some delicious bread crumbs. Indeed, a hearty chicken recipe worth trying.

I hope that you enjoy this slow cooker sesame chicken as much as I did. If you have any feedback regarding the recipe or have a variation that you want to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.