Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Honey Sesame Chicken has always been a huge favorite when we went shopping at the mall in the food court.

The coating absorbed all that sweet sauce with an Asian sesame nutty flavor in this tender mouth-watering boneless chicken served over white rice.

The best part about making your own in your own kitchen is you can have more than the small serving in the mall and it's so much tastier and delicious!

This recipe can be baked or air fried and the sauce literally takes 3 minutes to cook.

These little cubes of chicken are fantastic little bites with the best tasting sauce and are so easy to make.

Using this coating with egg, flour, and cornstarch with a few seasonings makes a super crispy coating and the chicken tastes great naked.

Serve them with your favorite fluffy white rice or Fried Rice, it will be a huge hit in your house for all Sesame Chicken Lovers out there.

Scroll down and see how easy it is to make homemade Honey Sesame Chicken and print it off.



sesame chicken and rice





Best Sesame Chicken



The sauce is a combination of honey, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, and some spices and takes just minutes to put together.


The sauce can be made the day before and doubled if you love more sauce.


If you've ever eaten this at the Chinese buffet you're going to feel like you nailed this one it's so good.


The chicken comes out super crispy with the addition of cornstarch and the coating is very flavorful.


I prefer to use the thighs since the meat is much juicier to me than breast meat, but you can use whatever boneless meats your family like or parts!


flour and egg fried chicken for sesame chicken


Bake, Stir Fry, Grill, or Air Fry Methods

  • NOTE: check the chicken to be at 165 degrees using a meat thermometer in the thickest part:
  • Baked: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the coated chicken on a greased baking sheet. Spray with cooking oil or drizzle with vegetable oil. Bake for 20 minutes stirring a few times
  • Stir Fry: Spray the frying pan with cooking oil. Stir fry the chicken without the coating for just a few minutes on each, add whatever vegetables you're using and stir fry for around 7 minutes making the sauce in a separate pan.
  • Grill: Soak the skewers first in water for at least 30 minutes. Thread the chicken on the skewers and grill for 4 to 7 minutes on each side on a preheated grill. Use the sauce for dipping 
  • Air Fry: Preheated the air fryer to 400 degrees and spray the basket with cooking oil.  Spray the coated chicken with cooking oil Air fry the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes.


sesame chicken sauce


Ingredients You Will Need


  • boneless cubes of chicken thighs, breasts boneless cubed or another kind of meat 
  • vegetable oil
  • roasted garlic powder
  • cornstarch and flour
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • soy sauce
  • honey
  • brown sugar
  • cooking spray
  • rice wine vinegar
  • ketchup 
  • toasted sesame seeds


cubed raw chicken breast


Tips

  • cubed chicken is completed cooking quickly check the thickest part to be at 165 degrees using a meat thermometer
  • seafood can be substituted IE: shrimp
  • for more spicy sesame sauce add cayenne pepper and ginger
  • chicken thighs cubed and boneless are the recommended choice
  • keep the chicken warm while frying the entire batch and until the sauce is done
  • boneless steak, pork, venison can be substituted for chicken
  • for easy cleanup when baking use parchment paper
  • Pork, Lamb, Veal, Venison, Beef can be used in place of Chicken also

fried cubed chicken thighs


More Chicken Recipes We Love


Honey Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken Topped Salad

Chicken Scampi

Chicken with Lemon Pasta

Oriental Chicken Salad

White Chicken Chili

Chicken Pasta Fagioli

Chicken Stew


sesame Chinese chicken


Pin for Later



pin for later sesame chicken recipe


Ditch the Mall Food



This Asian Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe is going to wow you and your family I promise, and the longest time it takes to cook is frying the chicken.


We love this fried chicken so much and the sauce it's quite addicting so make a double batch of sauce, it's just so delicious.


Sesame Chicken Recipe

Sesame Chicken Recipe
Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min
Cubes of delicious fried boneless chicken in a sesame sweet sauce that clings to every bite and is best served with fluffy white rice you're going to love this recipe if you're a fan of Sesame Chicken.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of boneless chicken (I use thighs however you can use whatever meat you prefer or parts of the chicken that is boneless. Pork, Beef, or Venison all work great)
  • Chicken Coating:
  • 2 eggs beaten with 1/4 cup water
  • Add to a ziplock bag for shaking the chicken in:
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon roasted granulated garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • Sesame Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon roasted granulated garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup or tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable (or sesame oil it's great but very strong in flavor so use 2 teaspoons, not 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons more of sesame seeds ( we love them so I use more)
  • Optional: for spicier sauce use a dash of cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the boneless chicken into cubes.
  2. Dip the chicken cubes into the egg mixture.
  3. Shake in the cornstarch/ flour mixture.
  4. Fry the chicken in around 2 to 3 inches of hot oil until golden brown around 4 to 5 minutes turning once.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Keep the chicken warm until all the chicken has completed cooking.
  7. Make the sauce:
  8. In a large frying pan, you can toast the sesame seeds in 1 tablespoon of butter if you couldn't find they toasted already just until browned and set aside.
  9. In another frying pan, blend together the ketchup, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, honey, granulated garlic, soy sauce, and any spices you prefer in the pan heat the sauce until smooth for around 3 minutes.
  10. Place the crispy chicken in the pan to coat the chicken.
  11. Serve with fluffy white rice.

Notes

Bake, Stir Fry, Grill, or Air Fry Methods

  • NOTE: check the chicken to be at 165 degrees using a meat thermometer in the thickest part:
  • Baked: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the coated chicken on a greased baking sheet. Spray with cooking oil or drizzle with vegetable oil. Bake for 20 minutes stirring a few times
  • Stir Fry: Spray the frying pan with cooking oil. Stir fry the chicken without the coating for just a few minutes on each, add whatever vegetables you're using and stir fry for around 7 minutes making the sauce in a separate pan.
  • Grill: Soak the skewers first in water for at least 30 minutes. Thread the chicken on the skewers and grill for 4 to 7 minutes on each side on a preheated grill. Use the sauce for dipping 
  • Air Fry: Preheated the air fryer to 400 degrees and spray the basket with cooking oil. Spray the coated chicken with cooking oil Air fry the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes


Tips

  • cubed chicken is completed cooking quickly check the thickest part to be at 165 degrees using a meat thermometer
  • seafood can be substituted IE: shrimp
  • for more spicy sesame sauce add cayenne pepper and ginger
  • chicken thighs cubed and boneless are the recommended choice
  • keep the chicken warm while frying the entire batch and until the sauce is done
  • boneless steak, pork, venison can be substituted for chicken
  • for easy cleanup when baking use parchment paper
  • Pork, Lamb, Veal, Venison, Beef can be used in place of Chicken also


Nutrition Facts

Calories

318.03

Fat (grams)

12.5

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.36

Carbs (grams)

34.77

Fiber (grams)

1.38

Net carbs

33.4

Sugar (grams)

14.53

Protein (grams)

16.66

Sodium (milligrams)

886.23

Cholesterol (grams)

54.43
honey sesame chicken, Asian sesame chicken, Chinese sesame chicken, the best ever sesame chicken recipe
Asian recipes, Mall food recipes, Chinese food recipes, sesame chicken recipes, chicken recipes
Asian, Chinese , American


Pin for Later



pin for later sesame chicken


More Recipes We Love


Best Copycat Recipes
15 Easy Pasta Favorites
20 Bean Recipes
Best Appetizers
Fun Party Foods
Italian style lemon lime chicken marinade
Peanut butter marinade
Hawaiian marinade
Lamb  Pistachio Pesto Marinade
Wine Steak Marinade
Mexican Marinade
Sweet and Sour Chicken Marinade

sesame Chinese chicken


26 comments

  1. What an unusual cooking system, I never heard anything like it before and I'm very curious. This chicken looks really appetizing, I like the bittersweet. Bye, have a great day

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow how inventive. I don't use sesame seeds in cooking and they must add richness to the dish. I should try this. Have a nice day X

    ReplyDelete
  3. Claudia,
    I like this "freezer" method, and will have to try it. I like the different marinades, as well.

    Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This recipe sounds yummy. I like the marinade, lots of flavors going on.

    ReplyDelete
  5. a gorgeous marinade,a very good sugestion for the week-end!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Don't quite understand the freezing procedure but the technique is easy enough.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Don't quite understand the freezing procedure but the technique is easy enough.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Claudia, this truly look fantastic and recipe is so tasty! Got to try your marinate!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love the marinade you used! Surely added a lot of flavor to the meat. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Another must make marinade! This sounds super, my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  11. @Anthony I started freezing the marinades because I am finding they tenderize and keep the chicken moist during the cooking stage. It was amazing how tough the chicken was without being in a frozen marinade. Then the best part is it's totally seasoned and ready to cook. If you work long hours like myself this is a win win meal! hope that helps.

    ReplyDelete
  12. You have posted so many delicious marinades for summer grilling and this one looks to be just as tasty as the others. Love the honey sesame blend. Also, I see your comment to Anthony. Making preparation a convenience and improving on the texture of the meat is something we all can appreciate. I loved this series!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is an awesome idea! This is a great way to get a meal on the table fast during the week. Definitely going to have to try it-thanks for sharing.

    Velva

    ReplyDelete
  14. This sounds super flavorful and so convenient! I didn't know could freeze beer!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the flavor in this - adore sesame. Am thinking of not freezing and just marinating this today for the grill tonight. I don't think husband will mind if I sneak a little of his beer...

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have made this recipe a couple of times; each time, very tasty and delicious! Last we serve it with quinoa. YUM

    ReplyDelete
  17. Extremely easy to make and the flavours are AMAZING! We loved the sticky coating :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love honey chicken and I could eat this every day.

    ReplyDelete
  19. The chicken looks so soo good and easy to prepare.

    ReplyDelete
  20. OMG this sounds so good! Brings back memories of those mall food court days :-) Can't wait to make it this weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is such a great Honey Sesame chicken recipe. I make this every single week!

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is just like from the take out!

    ReplyDelete
  23. This was so much better than take out! I can't wait to make this again and again!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks for sharing another great recipe! I made this last night, and it was a huge hit. It has all the classic flavors we love in a recipe like this.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love when I can find recipes to my favorite takeout dishes. This is one of our favorites- we make it all the time!

    ReplyDelete

Remember to use the search option for a recipe you're looking for and thanks for all your kind words and support. We love our readers all the best Claudia