Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken
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Slow Cooker Sesame Garlic Chicken

Asian inspired chicken cooked in the slow cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: sesame garlic chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Sarah Olson


  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice I used the juice from a small can of pineapples
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds of chicken breasts sliced or cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 bunch of green onions sliced some reserved for serving
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds plus more for serving
  • jasmine rice for serving
  • Sriracha hot sauce for serving if you like it spicy


  • Mix the cornstarch and the 3 tablespoons of water in a medium bowl, until the cornstarch dissolves. Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mix well. Put the mixture into the slow cooker.
  • Add the chicken, garlic, mushrooms, green onions, and sesame seeds into the slow cooker, making sure to save some green onions for serving.
  • Give all the ingredients a stir.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Stir once more after cooking time is done.
  • Serve with rice, and top with reserved green onions and sesame seeds.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 723mg | Potassium: 731mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.5mg