The weather is cold and comfort meals are still on the menu at our house. I love using a slow cooker for an easy delicious meal, especially when I have a busy day of activities planned. This Asian recipe is very easy and quite tasty to make and enjoy. It will serve four people or just two with a nice amount of leftovers for another day.
Begin by slicing 1-2 whole chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Prepare a sauce of 1/2 cup Agave, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons dried onion, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon oil and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Pour this sauce over the chicken and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours. I usually stir the chicken after the first 1 1/2 hours just to mix well with the sauce.
Next, add 3/4 bag of small carrots which are sliced in half, and 2 small white chopped onions. Continue to cook on low for another hour. Then add one can of pineapple chunks with juice, about 3/4 cup snow pea pods and turn the slow cooker up to High.
Mix 2 teaspoons cornstarch in 3 tablespoons water and add to the cooker. Cook for another hour and then serve with brown rice and garnish with sesame seeds.