Easy sesame chicken recipe over white rice and garnished with green onion.

Sesame Chicken

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This Homemade Sesame Chicken is so easy to make. It is coated in a light and crispy batter. Then coated with a sweet and savory sesame honey sauce. Skip the take out and make this yummy and healthier homemade version.

Close up of sesame chicken being held by chop sticks.

At our house we love Asian food and we have it at least once a week. Sometimes it is take out, but most of the time I like to make a little healthier homemade version. Some of our favorites are Teriyaki Chicken, (One of the most popular recipes on our blog) sweet and sour chicken, ham fried rice.

Those are just a handful of our favorite recipes. But, you can bet that there will probably be a lot more coming soon. Because we love Chinese food so much.

Sesame Chicken Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • Eggs
  • Cornstarch
  • Onion Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Sesame Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Honey
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Chicken Broth
All the ingredients needed to make sesame chicken.

How To Make Sesame Chicken

  • In a medium bowl mix add soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, cornstarch, brown sugar, honey, minced garlic, sesame seeds, sweet chili sauce, and chicken broth. Whisk together until all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
  • Cut chicken into 3/4 inch pieces and set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, add eggs, cornstarch, onion powder, and ground black pepper. Whisk together until well combined. Then, add chicken and stir to completely coat the chicken.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Then, split the chicken into 2 batches and cook the first batch of chicken for 5-6 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Remove cooked chicken and set aside. Add 1 1/2 tbsp olive and repeat the steps to cook the chicken.
  • When the chicken is done cooking add the first of the chicken back into the skillet. Lower the heat to medium-low and pour the sauce over the cooked chicken. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until the sauce begins to thicken. About 2-3 minutes. Then remove from heat.
  • Serve with rice and steamed vegetables while still hot. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Variations

  • Use Chicken Thighs: Traditionally this Chinese chicken recipe is made with chicken thighs. But, since 3/4 of my family will not eat chicken thighs. You can substitute the chicken breasts for thighs. If you want to make this a more authentic dish.
  • Make it healthier: Skip frying the chicken and bake it. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the chicken out on the baking sheet and give each piece a little room. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown. Another way to make it healthier is to ditch the cornstarch. Then, cook the chicken with 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat until it is browned and cooked through.
  • Make It A Stir Fry: You can add a mixture of Asian vegetables or Asian noodles. If you are really wanting to mix it up you can add both.
Close up of homemade sesame chicken in a skillet.
Easy sesame chicken recipe over white rice and garnished with green onion.

Sesame Chicken

This Homemade Sesame Chicken is so easy to make. It is coated in a light and crispy batter. Then coated with a sweet and savory sesame honey sauce. Skip the take out and make this yummy and healthier homemade version.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6
Calories 358 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken

  • 2 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast (Cut into ¾ pieces)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Sauce

  • ¾ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • tsp sesame oil
  • tsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar (packed)
  • tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sweet chili sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds
  • ¾ cup chicken broth

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl mix add soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, cornstarch, brown sugar, honey, minced garlic, sesame seeds, sweet chili sauce, and chicken broth. Whisk together until all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
  • Cut chicken into 3/4 inch pieces and set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, add eggs, cornstarch, onion powder, and ground black pepper. Whisk together until well combined. Then, add chicken and stir to completely coat the chicken.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Then, split the chicken into 2 batches and cook the first batch of chicken for 5-6 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Remove cooked chicken and set aside. Add 1 1/2 tbsp olive and repeat the steps to cook the chicken.
  • When the chicken is done cooking add the first of the chicken back into the skillet. Lower the heat to medium-low and pour the sauce over the cooked chicken. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until the sauce begins to thicken. About 2-3 minutes. Then remove from heat.
  • Serve with rice and steamed vegetables while still hot. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 36.5gFat: 14.5gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 623mgPotassium: 686mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 9.8gVitamin D: 6µgCalcium: 46mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy Sesame Chicken, Homemade Sesame Chicken, Sesame Chicken
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2 Comments

  1. Andrea Metlika

    5 stars
    Sesame chicken is my favorite take out meal. This looks divine and perfect. I cannot wait to make this and eat it all up!

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