Honey Sesame Chicken

We love this Honey Sesame Chicken recipe. It is perfect for dinner and makes the most tender, flavorful chicken. We love serving it with rice or noodles because it’s a chicken the whole family loves.

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

I’m sharing more Chinese food recipes for you!!! One of my favorite dishes is Honey Sesame Chicken. It has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember! I’d have to say that it along with Teriyaki Chicken are my all-time favorites. Do you love them too?

Well, today’s recipe is one my mom adapted from HERE. The entire family LOVED this recipe and have already requested it again. I don’t blame them because it tastes amazing and is simple to make. Like many Asian-American dishes, the sauce is sweet and salty and is very flavorful.

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How to make Sesame Chicken:

  1. Cut your chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
  2. Put chicken, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and sugar in a bag and marinate for 1-2 hours then drain chicken.
  3. Add vegetable oil to a shallow pan on medium heat.
  4. Mix cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper in a large ziploc bag.
  5. In 3 batches, add chicken to flour mixture, shake gently to coat, and then toss in your frying pan until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  6. FOR SAUCE: Mix honey, oyster sauce, chili sauce, ketchup, soy sauce and water in a medium sauce pan.
  7. Bring to a boil then simmer until sauce begins to thicken.
  8. Pour sauce over chicken pieces and toss. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Are you drooling yet? I know I am!

Sesame Chicken recipe

Honey Sesame Chicken

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Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
We Love This Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe. It Is Perfect For Dinner And Makes The Most Tender, Flavorful Chicken. We Love Serving It With Rice Or Noodles Because It's A Chicken The Whole Family Loves.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Marinate 1 hour
Total Time 18 minutes
Calories 1793 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast cubed
  • 2 tbsp lower sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • vegetable oil for cooking

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 4 tbsp lower sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sesame seeds toasted

Instructions

  1. Cut your chicken breasts into bite size pieces.

  2. Put chicken, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and sugar in a bag and marinate for 1-2 hours then drain chicken.
  3. Add vegetable oil to a shallow pan on medium heat.
  4. Mix cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper in a large ziploc bag.
  5. In 3 batches, add chicken to flour mixture, shake gently to coat, and then toss in your frying pan until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Sauce

  1. Mix honey, oyster sauce, chili sauce, ketchup, soy sauce and water in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil then simmer until sauce begins to thicken.

  3. Pour sauce over chicken pieces and toss.
  4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

 

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Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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  1. YEP- totally drooling- we have tried so many Chinese places here only to be very disappointed. I can’t wait to try this.

      1. I really think i will like it! by the look itself it already taste yummy. If it looks good . . . it will definitely taste good. I will prepare now to my honey sesame chicken. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe… GOD Bless!

  2. I feel dumb asking this question but are you deep frying the chicken in the oil or just putting enough in the bottom of the pan to cook it? Thanks! Looks delish!

  3. Hi, Made this dish for the first time today. We are in NZ & Gluten Free. We used potato flour plus all our sauces were GF. Fantastic! Loved it. Will definately be back to try some other recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I think it would be fine without it. Personally, I don’t usually have oyster sauce around and only get it for an upcoming recipe. I think it just gives it a little added taste but would still taste just as good without it. πŸ˜‰

  4. This smelled delicious while I was simmering the sauce but was so shocked to taste how salty it was. Like another person who commented I too thought I did something wrong. Is it just the combination of all those salty sauces. I’ve never used the oyster or sweet chili sauce before. Any ideas? I really want to make this again. I love your recipes. Thank you!

    1. I’ll need to try this recipe again to see how salty it is, but I’d maybe lessen the amount to 1/4 tsp. salt and then I’d be sure to use the Soy Sauce that has lesser sodium. πŸ˜‰

  5. This looks great! I have a question though. In the directions it says “Put chicken, soy sauce, wine, sesame oil and sugar in a bag and marinate for 1-2 hours then drain chicken.” That sounds fine but there’s no wine in the ingredient list. It does say vinegar, but that’s not mentioned in the directions. Are the two ingredient’s interchangeable? Is one better than the other? I would love to make this but I want to do it right. Thanks so much for the post.

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