Honey Sesame Chicken Crockpot Recipe

Every time someone compliments me on my cooking, I laugh a little bit to myself. I do love to cook and I consider myself to be pretty good at it, but most of the meals I get compliments on take about 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of work. Making meals every day is hard, and I don’t know too many people who have hours every day to devote to cooking. This crockpot recipe is one of my favorites – it’s ridiculously easy and it can cook while you’re working!


Honey Sesame Chicken Crockpot Recipe
(Serves 2 + Leftovers)

  • 2 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup Trader Joe’s island soyaki sauce (It’s worth it to go out and buy this sauce – it’s so delicious! We also use it in our Easy 5-Ingredient Stir Fry.)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil (You can find it in the Asian section of most grocery stores.)
  • Salt and Pepper

Honey Sesame Chicken Asian Crockpot Recipe

Add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook it on low for 4-6 hours. (Quick note – this recipe is VERY forgiving! I literally don’t ever measure any of the ingredients; I just add whatever looks right.) One hour before serving, shred the chicken and add it back to the crockpot. (You can also add broccoli to the crockpot at this time if you want – it’s great for picky eaters because it disguises the taste well.) Serve chicken and sauce over rice.

Honey Sesame Chicken Asian Inspired Crockpot Recipe

This recipe can also be made ahead of time and frozen (it makes a great gift for an expecting mom)! Just add all the ingredients to a ziplock bag and freeze, then thaw overnight in the fridge. Be sure to write the cooking time and setting on the bag before freezing so you don’t have to look up the recipe later!

I told you it was easy! This recipe is a staple in our house, and I think you’ll enjoy it too! To download the recipe in PDF format, click the button below.

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Lately / Meal Plan

These past few weeks since finishing school have been busy! I have about 1000 things that I figured I’d just save until after school, so I have a lot of things that I’ve been catching up on. Scott and I have also recently begun looking at houses! We’re pretty excited about the prospect of buying a house, but since we have lots of time to buy and a relatively small budget, we’re able to be pretty picky (which is good, because most of the houses in our price range are a total mess). In all likelihood, we’ll wait until at least next year to buy, but we’ll see! It’s been really fun getting to look and imagine what it’ll be like to own someday.

graduation photo college graduate

I graduated this month! Pro tip for anyone who’s graduating – it’s so nice to take some graduation pictures ahead of time! Once I got all my regalia, I had Scott take some nice portraits and I sent them to family members who wanted a picture, so I didn’t have to try to find a spot to take pictures after the ceremony (it was dark and so crowded).

cabin in the woods

picnic photo couple

Scott and I took a trip into the woods and stayed in a cabin a few days last week. It was a really nice way to relax and recharge, and we got to do some fun things like hiking, picnicking, and eating s’mores!

breakfast in bed

Lazy Saturday mornings mean breakfast in bed. I love breakfast things that are really quick and easy and that don’t require cooking (we don’t have a dishwasher and I don’t like adding lots of extra dishes just from breakfast). Fruit, cereal, kefir (a smoothie-like probiotic drink), and coffee make for an easy and delicious breakfast.


Meal Plan / Week of 5-23-16

  • Monday: Easy Stir Fry
  • Tuesday: Pasta with Sausage and Peppers
  • Wednesday: Pepperoncini Chicken + Rice
  • Thursday: Southwest Casserole
  • Sunday: Frozen Pizza

Weekend Shopping / Pre-Memorial Day Sales

At the beginning of each season, I try to buy a few items of clothing to add to my closet. I typically focus on pieces that are easy to add to my current wardrobe, are appropriate for the season, and add a little fun!


Old Navy: 40% off everything (no exclusions!)

I love this dress for outdoor summer weddings and this dress for casual days! This top is so cute (it fits in well with the bohemian trend that’s big right now without feeling too trendy), and these are my absolute favorite pants.


J.Crew Factory: 40% off clearance with code TIMETOSHOP

J.Crew Factory is one of the best places to buy “elevated” tees – ones that are comfortable but not too casual. I love this one and this one, and this romper is beautiful!


LOFT: 40% off clearance

I love LOFT for dressier and work-appropriate pieces. This lightweight sweater is perfect for cooler summer nights. These white jeans could be a great summer staple, and this skirt would be really easy to dress up or down!


Forever 21

Although there’s no specific sale going on this weekend, I love shopping in Forever 21’s sale section for some amazing deals. This t-shirt midi dress is perfect for summer, as is this denim romper and these adorable flats!


Shop these pieces and some more of my favorite things on sale below!