WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Thighs
(188 calories | 6 6 6 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
These tender flavorful chicken thighs take only a few minutes to toss together.
Just add the chicken to 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.
These would be yummy served over zucchini noodles too!
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
6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Thighs Recipe
- 8 (6 ounces each) boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sherry
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 3-1/2- to 4-Quart.
- Coat the slow cooker with nonstick spray.
- Place the chicken thighs in the slow cooker.
- 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 and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours, or until the chicken is tender.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Kitchen Tools I Used To Make Sesame Chicken:
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