Freezer Meal Recipes: Honey Sesame Chicken {Slow Cooker}

5 / 5 (1 review)

honey sesame chicken

I LOVE this recipe! Everyone loves it, in fact. So, I keep the simple ingredients on hand and make it often. While it is already super easy to make, I recently decided it would be worth a shot to prep it as a freezer meal. And it seemed to work quite well. Score! I like to serve it with rice, including cauliflower rice (pictured above). Throw in a side of Garlic Broccoli and you’re golden.

To make this TERRAfit-friendly, use a low-sugar ketchup.


Recipe adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff and Baby Center.

freezer meal honey sesame chicken

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Freezer Meal Recipes: Honey Sesame Chicken {Slow Cooker}

5 / 5 (1 review)
Serves: 6 servings


  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil or other oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tbsp water
  • sesame seeds


  1. Lightly season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes.
  2. Preparing For the Freezer:

  3. Put the seasoned chicken and sauce into a large resealable bag. Freeze.
  4. Prepare after Freezing:

  5. Let thaw in fridge for 24 hours. In a slow cooker, cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours. (Or you can cook from frozen for about 5-6 hours.) Remove chicken from slow cooker, but leave the sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of cold water and pour into the sauce; stir to combine. Leave lid off and cook sauce on high for 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, cut or shred chicken into bite-size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Serve over rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Freezing is not necessary.

Comments & Reviews

  • sharon

    I was wondering if you or anyone has made this without ketchup? If so did it still taste good? Thank you

    • Melanie

      I haven’t tried it. But you could try this substitute for ketchup: 1 cup ketchup = 1 cup tomato sauce, 2 Tbsp sugar, and 1 tsp vinegar. Or you could try using some BBQ sauce or maybe salsa in place of the ketchup.

  • Kristi Medley

    Did you freeze the chicken breasts in the sauce?

  • Rebecca

    I see you call for 4 chicken breasts, but what size? How many pounds? When I buy at my local grocery store, they’re usually about a half pound each, but when I buy from Zaycon, they’re more like a full pound each. Since these are going to be shredded and not turned into their own entree, it seems like it would just be easier to give a weight so you end up with a good sauce to chicken ratio. Thanks!

  • Ash

    Hi, I have tried to make this twice now but both times the honey did not seem to freeze? Will it still be safe to use? the chicken etc are frozen solid there is just some unfrozen liquid in the bag too


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