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Sesame Chicken

6 servings


20 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time


1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch pieces)

2 eggs (beaten)

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup cornstarch

oil for frying

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup soy sauce ((reduced sodium if possible))

1/3 cup ketchup

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons sliced green onions


Place the eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine

Place the flour and 1/2 cup of cornstarch in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Stir to combine.

Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture, then into the flour. Repeat the process with all of the chicken.

Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pan to 350 degrees F

Add 7-8 pieces of chicken to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Repeat the process with the remaining chicken

Drain the chicken on paper towels

While the chicken is cooking, combine the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch in a bowl.

Heat the teaspoon of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the honey sauce mixture and bring to a simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until just thickened.

Add the crispy chicken to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve.


Serving Size



392 kcal

Total Fat

14 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



123 mg


1648 mg

Total Carbohydrate

41 g

Dietary Fiber


Total Sugars

26 g


24 g

6 servings


20 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time
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