Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken- Clean Eating
Adapted loosely from Emilylovesfood
Serves 4

2 organic, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon onion flakes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
3 tablespoons tomato puree/sauce
1/2 cup water
2 cups broccoli florets, to serve
2 cups quinoa, to serve
Toasted sesame seeds, to serve

Place the chicken in the slow cooker.

In a small bowl, combine the onion flakes, garlic, honey, coconut aminos, tomato puree and water. Mix and pour over the chicken. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. My slow cooker runs hot so 4 hours is enough time for me. You do not want dried out meat so make sure you adjust time as needed.

Twenty minutes before you want to serve-

Cook the quinoa:
Prepare the quinoa according to your package instructions.
This is how I make quinoa: I clean it under cool water and rub the seeds together for about 30 seconds, then rinse and repeat. Quinoa has a protective coating called saponin that will taste bitter if you don't rinse it off. Then I add 2 cups of the rinsed and drained quinoa and 3 cups water to a pot, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Fluff with fork. All of the water should dissolved.

Shred the chicken:
Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir with the remaining liquid.

Cook the broccoli:
Fill a steamer pot with 2 inches of water. Bring the water to a rapid boil then steam broccoli for 5 minutes.

Toast the sesame seeds:
In a dry frying pan toast the sesame seeds over medium heat for a bout 3 minutes. Shake the pan to make seeds do not burn. Immediately remove from heat once they are golden-brown and toasted.

Place the broccoli over the quinoa on plate and top with the chicken/sauce mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Hike by the river...
The kids thought it would be more fun if we took the muddiest path possible. We made it a ways and then we all started sinking and sliding so we had to turn back...
Cleaning his boots in the cold river...
Waiting patiently for me to get home and put out the bird seed. They come every afternoon at about 4pm.


1 comment: said...

This looks quite good. Nice family pics.


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