Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sesame Chicken with Tina Radcliffe!

Ruthy note: Tina Radcliffe sent us this recipe that she got off the World Wide Web.


And she made it and fed it to Tom, her cute husband.

And he loved it!

And this is absolutely a man-pleaser up here in WNY too!!!

CROCK POT SESAME CHICKEN  (This recipe via "April")

Sesame Chicken for slow cooker (Tina made it on stove-top, even quicker!)

1 1/2 pound boneless/skinless chicken breasts (4 will serve four people, depends on the size of the breasts)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons dried onion
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon oil (I keep sesame oil in the cupboard for when I do any Asian dish... But regular oil works well, too!)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 3 Tablespoons water
Sesame seeds

Put chicken into crock pot.

Combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, and garlic. Pour over chicken.

Cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours, or just until chicken is cooked through.

Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce.

Dissolve 2 teaspoons of cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce.

Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.

Cut chicken into bite size pieces and return to crock pot - can leave chicken in and simmer on low or serve.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice.

Tina Radcliffe said this makes enough for TWO NIGHTS... and two nights means we don't have to cook ON ONE OF THEM, RIGHT????


Here is a picture of our beautiful Tina, the Heroine of Seekerville with my buddy Karen Ash from Allegany County:

Aren't they stinkin' cute together?????

I love new ways to do chicken.... and I enjoy eating this right on top of a salad when I'm low-carb. It's absolutely delicious on a bed of broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds, and any veggies you might have around!

And here's a picture of "Jeter" and Mary Ruthy just in case you're jonesin' for puppy pictures!

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  1. Oh, I can make this using tapioca starch. We live for leftovers in our house! So going to get me some ingredients and put it over broccoli slaw.

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  3. Oh, this sounds wonderful! I can see it with a side of stir-fried veggies, too...

    Although the boys would want it on a bed of rice. They work all day, and physical labor = carbs.

    But either way, it's going on my menu for next week!

    1. I forgot to add that I love using sesame oil for Asian dishes - it adds that oomph. There's something very American about the dishes when I don't use it...but it does need to be used sparingly!

    2. Definitely on a bed of rice!

  4. I'll skip the chicken but I'll have two of the puppies please! :-) You and Jan will have to do a puppy show-down and we can vote on the cutest puppy! Like that would be possible!

  5. Hey, I did the degree symbol and it sent me back to Google as if I was looking up the degree symbol. How weird is that??? I was trying to say that puppies aren't loving the heat up here, but Jeter's sleeping in the laundry room and the two puppies waiting for Saturday pick up are in the garage with a fan... Puppies don't have great internal temperature control and I'm trying not to cook the little cuties!

    Tina may or may not have scolded me for not making this and doing pics. If she sends me pics I'll add them. And that will make her HAPPY and PROUD of me. :)

  6. YUM!! I forgot to thaw out chicken for tonight, but I may be able to thaw in the microwave and then make this on the stovetop.

    Thanks for sharing, Tina and Ruthy!! I love the photo. :)

  7. I made mine on the stove top. Simmered for about 45 minutes. Used two chicken breasts and it fed him for two nights. If was making for four people and using four chicken breasts I'd double the sauce recipe. I was shocked at how good it is. I don't have the dried onion btw so used teeny tiny minced onions.

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  9. So Tina, how do you turn this into juice?

  10. Oh, YUMMY!!!! I wish I'd seen this before I started dinner!

  11. Oh that Mary Curry! That's why it's good for feeding husband two nights. It feeds two and he gets it two nights. I don't get any.

  12. And like any good cook I had to taste it!!!!