Honey Sesame Chicken recipe

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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 just looks so darn delicious. We usually serve these kinds of dishes up with fresh rice, Egg Rolls, and maybe some Cream Cheese Wontons (recipe to come next week)…

Are you drooling yet?

I know I am!

Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe on { lilluna.com }. This is a new favorite!

If you’re trying to decide what to have for dinner tonight you may want to try this Honey Sesame Chicken recipe. You will love it!
4.5 from 2 reviews
Honey Sesame Seed Chicken
  • 4 chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 TB soy sauce
  • 2 TB cooking wine
  • 1 TB sesame seed oil
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 TB cornstarch
  • 6 TB flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • vegetable oil for cooking
Sauce ingredients
  • 2 TB honey
  • 2 TB oyster sauce
  • 2 TB sweet chili sauce
  • 4 TB ketchup
  • 4 TB soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • sesame seeds, toasted
  1. Cut your chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
  2. Put chicken, soy sauce, wine, 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.
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Delicious Honey Sesame Chicken recipe { lilluna.com }

Honey Sesame Chicken recipe - this is SO delicious!! #chicken

Oh, how I wish I was having this for dinner tonight!!

I crave Chinese food ALL.THE.TIME!!!

For more great Asian recipes be sure to check out:

Delicious Chinese Pasta Salad recipe on { lilluna.com } #salad #chinese

Chinese Pasta Salad

Super simple and super delicious Fried Egg Rolls

Fried Eggrolls

Cheesecake Factory's Avocado Egg Rolls. Easy and yummy recipe on { lilluna.com }

Cheesecake Factory’s Avocado Egg Rolls

For all Recipes go HERE.


Pictures for this recipe were taken by my sister, Tara Martindale.

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  1. 1

    Finger lickin’ good! Yum.

  2. 2

    Oh this looks so yummy! I loooove Chinese and try to make it once a week to keep us from eating out. Honey sesame and General Tso are my favorites, but I haven’t found a good recipe for the latter. Boo. You’ve got me drooling now. Haha.
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  3. 3

    Sesame chicken is always my pick when we go out for Chinese food! This looks delicious. Adding it to my To Try list!
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  4. 4

    Yummy!!! I can’t wait to make them!


  5. 5
    Gina Kleinworth :

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

  6. 8

    This looks INSANELY good!! Can’t wait to try it!
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  7. 10

    We love Asian food so much too. :) Thank you for linking up to my post!
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  8. 11

    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!

  9. 13

    Any way to make this using tempeh instead if chicken or would that be too soft of a texture!? Looks great!!

  10. 15

    Any particular type of cooking wine?

  11. 16

    I’ve tried this recipe last night for a special occasion. It was absolutely delicious! I’ll be cooking it many more times. Thank you!

  12. 17

    Aaah, thank u for posting the recipe. I’ve tried it & looking forward to make it again. It’s a keeper!

  13. 18

    Bummer…..we were so looking forward to making this. We make all of our Chinese food from scratch so this was going to be a great new addition but NONE of the 6 people in our family liked it. It mostly got thrown out and we Never throw out food. Hate to say it but Yuck is our review.

  14. 19

    This came out VERY salty for me, thought maybe I mixed up tsp for tbsp on soy sauce or something but as far as I can tell I followed the recipe exactly.

  15. 20

    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!

  16. 22

    How is this without using the oyster sauce in the sauce??

    • 23

      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. 😉

  17. 24

    I will try this honey chicken, it looks yummm.

  18. 25

    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!

    • 26

      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. 😉

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