Lately it has been a battle to get my 4 year old to eat dinner. She used to eat anything but suddenly she has become stubborn and turns up her nose at everything except boxed Macaroni and Cheese. It is almost impossible to get her to eat any form of meat, unless I make it sweet. All I need to do is tell her this is “Honey Chicken” with lots of honey in it and she eats it no problem.
If the dinner table struggles about food are any indication of what the teenage years will be like, then I’m in trouble!
5 chicken breasts
¾ C. honey
¼ C. light soy sauce
¼ C. ketchup
2 t olive oil
4 teaspoons cornstarch
6 Tablespoons water
3 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Grease the bottom and sides of your slow cooker. Add the chicken and cover with a mixture of the honey, soy sauce, ketchup and olive oil.
Cover and cook on low for about 5 hours or until the chicken is cooked and falls apart easily. Be careful not to over cook.
Remove the chicken and shred, leaving the juices in the pan. Mix the cornstarch and water and add the mixture to the juices left in the slow cooker. Place shredded chicken back into the slow cooker, cover and cook for an additional 15-30 minutes.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice.