Sesame chicken is one of my favorite things to order when we get Chinese take-out. In fact, I kind of judge Chinese restaurants on how good their sesame chicken is. This better-for-you version is a snap to put together, and it’s easily adapted to sneak in a few veggies if you’d like.
I can’t say whether or not this is authentic sesame chicken, but I can say that my husband and kids gobbled it up. Which makes it a winner in my book!
And as much as I love anything deep fried, I really like that this version isn’t fried. Which means it’s a lot healthier than the take-out version. As an added bonus, it is so quick and easy to put together! It’s definitely a staple in our weeknight meal rotation.
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 if you’re looking for a low-carb option.
Easy Sesame Chicken
- 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
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, black pepper, ground ginger, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, cloves, and cinnamon.
- Place chicken into the bag and shake to coat. Remove to a platter.
- In a small bowl, stir together teriyaki sauce, honey and soy sauce.
- Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
- Place chicken into skillet, and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low. Mix in teriyaki and honey mixture and stir until sauce thickens.
- Stir in sesame seeds and serve immediately.
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from allrecipes.com