All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2014
To see images of my past posts & get links to the recipes – look on my Pinterest board – HERE.
All my posts now have a VERY customizable PRINT & PDF option. Create a PDF & save the recipe to your computer or print it out. It offers a “remove images” option & you can delete any part of the post you do not need before printing. The button is below by the Twitter & Facebook links.
There is nothing easier than putting raw ingredients into a crock pot & walking away – only to return in a few hours to a home that smells yummy & food that is delicious.
This is the easiest fucking dish ever. I used Beyond Meat’s vegan chicken but if you insist that meat be involved – just use it.
I used honey but I am not vegan. If you are – don’t get your panties in a bunch. Either use agave nectar or just omit it & don’t sub anything else. I don’t think it is critical as the jam adds all the sweet this dish needs.
There are no photos of the process because there is no process. Just dump the shit into your crock pot & go for a hike. Come home & shove this in your pie hole. You can thank me later.
Easiest Ever Vegan Garlic Sesame Chicken (with or without Honey) for the Slow Cooker
Feeds 2 well with rice
9 oz vegan chicken
6 cloves garlic – minced
1 small onion – diced
1/4 cup of some dark berry jam – I used blueberry but blackberry would be great
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup honey (if you are not vegan) or agave nectar (if you are) – optional
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 TBS sesame oil
1 – 2 TBS cornstarch
Scallions, sesame seeds and/or Thai basil and cooked rice
Cook some rice.
Put everything EXCEPT THE CORNSTARCH the garnishes in your crock pot. Stir it all up. My crock pot has no settings so I assume it is just always on high. Leave it alone for an hour or two – stirring it if you can or want to but it doesn’t need it.
Once it was all bubbly & hot, I used a slotted spoon & took the chicken out and used two forks to sorta shred it – like a pulled pork. I whisked about 1-2 TBS cornstarch into the sauce to thicken it & then returned the shredded chick to the pot. I let it sit a while longer but it didn’t need it. It didn’t REALLY need the shredding or cornstarch, either, so if it looks good to you right outta the pot au naturale – go for it!
Then I garnished it & ate some over rice. I enjoyed it.