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Apricot Sesame Crock Pot Chicken Wings

Whisk a few ingredients together, place in the crock pot and voila! Four hours later you have a healthy and delicious appetizer. Instructions for regular crock pot and multicooker.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword easy appetizer recipe, game day recipe, slow cooker recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 3 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 medium shallot, peeled and minced
  • 4 tablespoons toasted Sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon each sea salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3/4 cups apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 1 tsp for mild, 1 1/2 for med, 2 for hot
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 3 green onions sliced, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch or arrow root powder to thicken)


  1. Whisk together shallots, sesame oil, salt, pepper, teriyaki, garlic, apricot preserves, orange juice, red pepper flakes and ginger.
  2. Place chicken wings in crock pot, meaty side down. Pour sauce over chicken wings.
  3. If you have a regular crock pot, cook on low heat 2 hours. Whisk together water with corn starch (or arrow root powder) and add to crock pot. Stir. Turn crock pot to 'high' and cook for one more hour.

  4. If you have a crock pot like mine that has a sauté/browning feature you can cook for 3 1/2 hours on low, add corn starch mixture and press brown/sauté, adjust the temperature 425. Cook for 15 more minutes till sauce is thick.

  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions and serve!