Slow cooker honey sesame chicken (gluten free) + a slow cooker giveaway!

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This is a relatively quick slow cooker meal, in that you can cook it on high in 2 hours. It takes only minutes to prep, so perfect for throwing into the slow cooker before school pick up and then have ready when you come in from after school activities.

The sauce is the key to this dish and my husband added many a spoonful to his plate! And by using Pureharvest Tamari soy sauce the sauce is gluten free, so perfect for those who are avoiding gluten or have gluten intolerances. There is also no cane sugar added, it is amazing how many items you find have cane sugar added to them, once you start looking.
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I use arrowroot and water to thicken the sauce. You can find this in the baking section at your supermarket.
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Slow cooker honey sesame chicken (gluten free)
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Recipe type: Slow cooker
  1. In a small bowl mix Tamari soy sauce, honey, garlic, coconut oil (melted) and salt and pepper and whisk quickly with a fork. Raw honey is quite thick so it takes a little bit of whisking to ensure it is a runny consistency.
  2. Slice chicken breasts in half width wise and place into the slow cooker.
  3. Pour honey mixture onto the chicken and then cook on low for 3-4 hours, or high for 2 hours.
  4. If you wish to serve with rice, start cooking this 15 minutes before the chicken is due to finish cooking.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place it into a large dish. Keep the slow cooker turned on and make sure it is on high.
  6. In a glass or small bowl add the arrowroot and water and mix well. Pour this into the slow cooker and stir well. To ensure the sauce thickens leave the sauce to cook for about 10 minutes, Stir about three times during this cooking process to make sure it thickens evenly.
  7. While the sauce is cooking, use two forks and shred the chicken.
  8. To serve place rice on a plate, add the chicken and then spoon some of the sauce from the slow cooker onto the chicken
  9. Finely chop the spring onions and sprinkle on the chicken. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds, serve and enjoy!


Pureharvest Winter Warmer Giveaway

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Thanks to my blog sponsor Pureharvest I am hosting a fabulous winter warmer giveaway. You can win:

  • 1 x Kambrook Super Sear Slow Cooker and Pureharvest product pack (value $150) to help you cook up some healthy winter warming meals for your family
  • 10 x Pureharvest product packs ($50 each) to enjoy

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Our Family Menu Plan For This Week

I am playing with my shopping strategy again and now planning from Monday to Sunday. I will write more about this after I have tested it our for a few weeks!


Week Commencing 20th July

Monpan fried chicken and saladPan fried chicken and salad
Tuezucchini bolognese mainSpaghetti and Zucchini Bolognese
WedMarinated Steak and Garlic MashMarinated steak and garlic mash
Thusang choy bow main
Sang choy bow
Friscrambled eggsScrambled eggs and tomatoes
SatHomemade Taco SeasoningHomemade Tacos
SunSlow Cooker Roast Lamb

Chicken and Rice Patties

No Bake Lemon Balls
Slow cooker roast lamb
Chicken and rice patties
No bake lemon and coconut balls
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Menu Planner App

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  • Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
  • Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
  • Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
  • Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.

The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a regular basis. The app will notify you when new recipes have been added, so you will be able to deliver plenty of variety in your family’s menu plans. Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and a photo from the blog.


  1. Louise says

    You didn’t actually say in the recipe how many chicken breasts this amount of sauce will cover.
    How many do you use when you cook this recipe?
    Thanks Louise

  2. Nicole Hazledine says

    Without a doubt our favourite slow cooker recipe is your Balsamic Roast Beef, it has become a weekly favourite and I cook it for visitors too. Everyone always wants the recipe. Thank you

  3. Glenis says

    Slow Cooker Butter Chicken will be the first thing I will cook in my new slow cooker, Just love your recipe: have tried it in a pot slow cooking but not the same.

    RIP my old crock pot, you gave me such tender tasty meals while I was out and about….

  4. Terri Todd says

    My favorite is Slow Cooked Beef in Red Wine Gravy Casserole, it’s a family favorite and there’s never any leftovers.

  5. Renae Foottit says

    Beef cheek stew is always a winner in our house. I cook them for as long as possible – up to 8 hours – and the meat is extremely moist and tender.

  6. Nicole Kent says

    Im winter I love making butter chicken with a rich, homemade sauce until the chicken is falling apart!!! So easy and so delicious.

  7. Kelly B says

    Hi Nicole,

    I would love to try your Rogan Josh slow cooker recipe. Fingers crossed for something to cook it in!!

  8. Stacey Shailer says

    I have so many wonderful slow cooker recipes, but our new favourite this winter is Pulled Pork Soup, absolutely delicious, hearty and made from ingredients I always have on hand in the pantry/freezer!

  9. Cath says

    My favourite recipe is a spaghetti stew that is ridiculously easy and my husband’s hands down favourite meal. Add onion, bacon and garlic, about a kilo of diced up casserole beef, a tall jar of passata and throw in some herbs. Cook long and slow and serve with spaghetti and a green salad. Great to freeze and take camping!

  10. Diana says

    Orange pork. The meat falls away from the bone and the sweet yet slightly savoury, syrupy sauce is amazing.

  11. Diana O says

    Sauerkraut complete with polish sausage, pieces of spek, and can’t forget the pork belly. The flavour is amazing when done in a slow cooker, it would have to be my most favourite meal ever.

  12. chrl268 says

    My favourite slow cooker meal is probably stroganoff. My grandma evidentially used to feed me stroganoff when I was little because the first bite I took it was like I was 5 again! I found the recipe online a few years ago and know it off by heart, my fiance loves it too!

    • chrl268 says

      Whoops – just realised I need to enter through the thingy! Happy to share with everyone else though :-)