Skin chicken. Place in a pot or hearty skillet. Add remaining ingredients, except sesame seeds or almonds. Cover and cook in a slow cooker about 6 hours or cook in oven on low heat about 2 hours. For faster cooking, bring to a boil on top of range, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20-35 minutes depending on thickness of chicken pieces. Sprinkle sesame seeds or almonds on top before serving. This makes six 3-oz servings.