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Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken is such a family favorite. Tender chicken in a slightly sweet sesame sauce. Made with simple pantry ingredients and on the table in under 30 minutes.  
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword 30 minute meals, chicken, family meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 141kcal
Author Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Cost $10


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Cubed
  • 2 TBSP Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 Whole Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Corn Starch
  • 2 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 TBSP Chives Chopped Optional


  • In a medium bowl mix together soy sauce, water, sesame oil, minced garlic, ginger, brown sugar and corn starch.
  • In a large pan over medium heat, heat up oil for about 1 minute.
  • Add in cubed chicken and let it brown on one side for 2 minutes.
  • Flip chicken over and cook for another 2 minutes or until cooked completely through.
  • Remove chicken to a plate.
  • Bring pan back up to medium heat and pour in sauce.
  • Whisk to combine and heat through. Sauce will thicken and cook for 1 minute.
  • Place chicken back into the pan and stir to coat.
  • Cook for 1 minute and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve over rice and garnish with chopped chives.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Sugar: 6g