Honey Sesame Chicken recipe

Main Dishes · January 15, 2014

Honey Sesame Chicken - this is one of our favorite dinner recipes!! It's easy, delicious and one everybody enjoys.

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 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)…

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Are you drooling yet?

I know I am!

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!

Here are the video instructions on how to make this:

 

 

Here is the printable recipe:

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Honey Sesame Seed Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 TB lower sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TB rice vinegar
  • 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 lower sodium soy sauce
  • ½ 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.
  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.

Honey Sesame Chicken - this is one of our favorite dinner recipes!! It's easy, delicious and one everybody enjoys.

Honey Sesame Chicken - this is one of our favorite dinner recipes!! It's easy, delicious and one everybody enjoys.

Honey Sesame Chicken - this is one of our favorite dinner recipes!! It's easy, delicious and one everybody enjoys.

Honey Sesame Chicken - this is one of our favorite dinner recipes!! It's easy, delicious and one everybody enjoys.

Honey Sesame Chicken - this is one of our favorite dinner recipes!! It's easy, delicious and one everybody enjoys.

Honey Sesame Chicken - this is one of our favorite dinner recipes!! It's easy, delicious and one everybody enjoys.

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

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

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Comments

Mique

Finger lickin’ good! Yum.

Tiffany @ The Little Waffleflower

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.

Leigh Anne Wilkes

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

jen @ Tatertots & Jello

Yummy!!! I can’t wait to make them!

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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.

    Lil' Luna

    This recipe is amazing, Gina. You will love it!!

      gina mangahas

      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!

Ashton

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

Shelby

We love Asian food so much too. 🙂 Thank you for linking up to my post!

Janie B.

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!

    Lil' Luna

    Don’t feel dumb at all… I should have clarified! It’s just enough to cook it. 😉

Ellie

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

    Lil' Luna

    Unfortunately, I’ve never tried so I’m not sure. :/ Let me know if you try it…

Anonymous

Any particular type of cooking wine?

FoodStation1

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!

Michelle

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

lani

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!

    Lil' Luna

    Hi Lani! So fun that you are in NZ – it’s my dream country I want to visit!! And SO glad it all turned out. 😀

tina

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

    Lil' Luna

    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. 😉

Sashi

I will try this honey chicken, it looks yummm.

Lori

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!

    Lil' Luna

    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. 😉

Julia

I’ve made this and everybody liked it so much! Thanks for the recipe.

sundry debtors meaning

This looks delicious!

    Lil' Luna

    It is!! Hope you’ll give it a try! Thanks for stopping by!

Debra Hastert

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.

    Lil' Luna

    So sorry!! I fixed it. It should have said, rice vinegar 🙂 Thanks for catching that and letting me know. It really is great!

      Debra Hastert

      Thanks so much for the quick answer. I really appreciate it. Guess what we’re having for dinner tomorrow?

        Lil' Luna

        No problem!! I wonder if anyone else was wondering the same thing?? Enjoy!!!

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