Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Thighs

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Thighs

Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Thighs

(Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes #219 – Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Thighs)

These tender flavorful chicken thighs take only a few minutes to toss together. Just plop the chicken into the slow cooker, stir together the sauce ingredients and pour on top.

That’s all there is to it. Several hours later dinner will be ready and waiting. How easy is that? And a whole lot healthier than getting takeout too!

Skinny on Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Thighs

These slow cooker sesame chicken thighs were a big hit with the entire family. Brown rice and broccoli make nice accompaniments. If you or someone you are dining with prefers more spice, serve with crushed red pepper flake or sriracha sauce for extra heat.

According to my calculations each serving has 188 calories and *5 Weight Watchers Points Plus.


5.0 from 2 reviews
Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Thighs
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These tender flavorful slow cooker sesame chicken thighs take only a few minutes to prep and were a big hit with the entire family.
Recipe type: Slow Cooker Main Dish
Serves: 8
  • 8 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken thighs (3 pounds)
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 3-1/2 to 4-Quart
  2. Coat the slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place the chicken thighs in the slow cooker.
  3. In a bowl, stir together the soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, ketchup, sesame seeds, garlic powder, and ginger. Pour over the chicken being sure to get some sauce on every piece. Cover. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or until the chicken is tender.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/8th): 188 calories, 5 g fat, 13 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 21 g protein and *5 Weight Watchers Points Plus

*PointsPlus® for slow cooker sesame chicken thighs calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

If you liked slow cooker sesame chicken thighs you might also like:

Crock Pot Sesame Ginger Chicken (MyRecipes)
Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken (SkinnyTaste)
Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes
Skinny Southwestern Slow Cooker Chicken
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  1. says

    I make sesame seed chicken all the time for my boyfriend, but my recipe is lightly fried. I try not to fry that much anymore, I’m always watching our waistlines. This recipe is a great substitution to my current one. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Donna Howard says

    I always love your recipes!! Thank you so much for sharing. I plan on making this dish tomorrow – but I don’t have sherry!! Hoping the taste is still as yummy!!! (Is there is substitute I wonder??) Thanks again!!!

    • says

      Hi Donna, I hope you like it! Sherry has a very distinctive flavor so it’s not easily replaced. I did some researching on line and suggestions included: brandy, dry vermouth, and apple cider. I think it will be fine if you just skip it though. Hope this helps.

      • Donna Howard says

        thanks so much! I’ll skip it and let you know. I appreciate your reply – you’re always so helpful!

        • Donna Howard says

          The dish turned out awesome – even without the sherry. And what I did instead of rice I shredded and used it with lettuce leaves and made little wraps! Yum!!!

          • says

            Hi Donna, So glad you liked it. Love the idea of little lettuce wraps. Such a light and delicious
            way to enjoy sesame chicken this time of year! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

  3. Patti Quinn says

    I made this recipe for friends last night. Everyone agreed that it was delicious! A ‘keeper’ for sure. The sauce was very thin so I spooned most of it into a skillet and thickened it with some flour.
    I arranged the chicken on a serving dish, covered it with the thickened sauce and served it with couscous.
    Great meal – thanks for sharing!

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