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Sesame Chicken Recipe
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Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

With the cooking process done in 35 minutes, this honey sesame chicken recipe is here to save you time and make your dining companions rush to the table. Fast cooking, easy cleanup, family-friendly, with healthy ingredients— feel free to have the food you love without fearing a food coma!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Inactive Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: baked chicken recipes, Sesame Chicken Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 12 oz skinless boneless chicken thighs chunked
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 5/2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 oz sesame seeds roasted
  • 1 oz scallion chopped
  • 10 oz broccoli steamed
  • 3 cups cooked medium-grain rice 1 cup uncooked



  • Cook the rice.
  • Steam the broccoli until tender.


  • Mix together egg, salt, ground black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in a bowl. Add the chicken to marinate. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat to sauté the marinated chicken. Stir frequently for 10 minutes until they're browned on all sides.
  • After the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, make the sauce mixture: Turn on medium heat, add garlic, ginger, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Stir.
  • Continue to add the following ingredients to the skillet successively: 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, soy sauce, honey, and chicken broth (it’s important that it is done in this order, otherwise the sauce will be muddy). Let it simmer and stir frequently until it starts to bubble and thicken.
  • Stir apple cider vinegar in and transfer the cooked chicken back into the sauce mixture. Stir to coat the chicken chunks evenly.
  • Sprinkle in red pepper flakes, chopped scallions, and roasted sesame seeds. Finally, add sesame oil and give it one last stir.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Serve sesame chicken over a bed of hot cooked rice and steamed broccoli, sprinkle a few pinches of roasted sesame seeds and chopped scallions on top. Enjoy!



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 555mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 686IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 4mg