Sesame Chicken is tender and delicious with flavors of soy, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, and sesame seeds.
This dish is perfect served over rice! Add in a side of steamed broccoli or some bok choy for an easy meal that’s both quick and delicious!
Sesame Chicken For a Quick Meal
Sesame Chicken is an easy and quick meal. Tender chunks of chicken are and pan-fried until crisp and tossed in a sweet and sticky sesame sauce.
Chicken – I use chicken breast in this recipe, but chicken thighs will work too. Marinating in a little bit of egg and some cornstarch helps tenderize the chicken but also makes for a nice crust.
Sesame Sauce –
How To Make Sesame Chicken
- Marinate chicken in cornstarch, egg, and soy sauce.
- Combine sauce ingredients (per recipe below).
- Stir fry in batches until browned. Add sauce and simmer.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
This recipe is great served with broccoli, snap peas, peppers, or other stir fried veggies.
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This easy sesame chicken recipe is both quick and delicious with a sweet and savory sauce!
Toss the chicken pieces with egg, cornstarch, and soy sauce. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together broth, brown sugar, 3 tablespoons cornstarch, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic,
In a 10-inch skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the chicken and stir-fry until browned and almost cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the fried chicken to a bowl and repeat with the remaining chicken.
Whisk the sauce and add it to the skillet along with all of the chicken and cook over medium-high heat while stirring until thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the sesame seeds.
Garnish with green onions.
Store leftover sesame chicken in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.
Calories: 310 | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1571mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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