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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. But this comes together on the stove top in about 5-10 minutes.
This is the easiest fucking dish ever. I used Beyond Meat’s vegan chicken one & Morning Star Veggie Pulled Pork the next time.
Easiest Ever Vegan Garlic Sesame Chicken (with or without Honey) for the Slow Cooker
Feeds 2 well with rice
9 oz vegan chicken or other vegan faux meat
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 TBS agave nectar
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 TBS sesame oil
1 – 2 TBS cornstarch (optional)
1 TBS dark (black) soy sauce (optional – for color)
Scallions, sesame seeds and/or Thai basil and cooked rice
Cook some rice.
STOVE TOP VERSION
Heat the sesame oil & cook the onions until soft. Add the garlic & after one minute – add the remaining ingredients (the corn starch is optional). Heat through. Add water if it gets too thick – cornstarch if it is too watery. Add the dark soy sauce if you want a darker color.
Garnish as you desire & serve over rice.
SLOW COOKER VERSION
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.