Easy Sesame Chicken

Sesame chicken is one of my favorite things to order when we get Chinese take-out. I can’t say whether or not this is authentic sesame chicken, but I can say that my husband and kids gobbled it up. I love that it’s not deep fried, and I’m guessing it’s a lot healthier than the take-out version. As an added bonus,  it is so quick and easy to put together!

If you’d like to add vegetables, do that a few minutes before the chicken is cooked through.  We like to serve this over rice, but it’s delicious on it’s own.

Easy Sesame Chicken

Easy Sesame Chicken
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Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • 5 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, black pepper, ground ginger, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, cloves, and cinnamon.
  2. Place chicken into the bag and shake to coat. Remove to a platter.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together teriyaki sauce, honey and soy sauce.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  5. Place chicken into skillet, and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to low. Mix in teriyaki and honey mixture and stir until sauce thickens.
  7. Stir in sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from allrecipes.com



  1. stop, stop…stop! your food looks so delish and chinese food is one of my faves…and we skipped dinner tonight. you are killing me :)

  2. This looks like a yummy (and quick) dinner!!

  3. This was absolutely fantastic!! I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been making a few things here and there from it & everything has been simply perfect!!

  4. I spotted this on Pinterest recently and made it for dinner. It was absolutely fantastic!

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