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Easy Sesame Honey Chicken
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Easy Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Easy Sesame Honey Chicken - all the delicious flavor of take-out, but made easy at home in under 30 minutes!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 463kcal

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  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds chicken breasts, boneless, skinless ,cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce, or Ponzu
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced (green part only)
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is very hot (it will shimmer), add the chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until it is golden brown and cooked thru, about 7 - 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, stir together Ponzu, honey, vinegar,red pepper flakes,ginger, garlic and sesame oil until well combined. Pour the sauce into the skillet over the chicken, and stir to coat the chicken with sauce. Bring the sauce to a boil.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water to make a slurry. While stirring, add to the boiling sauce and continue to boil for 1 minute until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is coated.
  • Remove pan from the heat. Serve chicken over a bed of rice, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.


*Ponzu is a citrus based soy sauce that I substitute for soy sauce in many of my recipes. I find it lighter and less salty than regular soy sauce.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 1039mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg

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