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Healthy Sesame Chicken - Incredibly easy sesame chicken! Doesn't require you to coat it, bake it, or even cook it in the Crock Pot! Who knew healthy take out...fake out could be so easy?
Healthy Sesame Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

Healthy Sesame Chicken – Incredibly easy sesame chicken! Doesn’t require you to coat it, bake it, or even cook it in the Crock Pot! Who knew healthy take out…fake out could be so easy? 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: asian chicken, sesame chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 296 kcal
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts, diced into 1" chunks
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp finely minced fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp water, or to desired sauce consistency
  • green onions, to garnish
  • sesame seeds, to garnish
  1. Preheat your skillet or pan over medium heat until hot. Add coconut oil to the skillet and then place the diced chicken into the pan. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes or tender the chicken is cooked through. Remove from pan and place onto a plate.

  2. Whisk together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, fresh ginger, cornstarch, honey, and water together and place it into the same skillet. Simmer over low heat until sauce is bubbling and thickening. Add more water to desired sauce consistency. Taste and add more honey if needed, to taste.

  3. Place the cooked chicken into the sauce, making sure the chicken is warm and coated with the sauce.

  4. Serve on top of quinoa or rice. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition estimated is based upon the brands I used. Yours may vary depending on brands.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 175
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.4g30%
Cholesterol 22.5mg8%
Sodium 616.7mg27%
Carbohydrates 19.1g6%
Fiber 4.6g19%
Sugar 9.1g10%
Protein 14.5g29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.