Honey Sesame Chicken

  • Author: Vera Zecevic
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


Honey Sesame Chicken is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner. Try these chicken breast strips with a homemade sweet and spicy sauce, toasted sesame seeds and rice. This sesame chicken recipe is a dish you don’t want to miss!


  • 4 chicken breast-cut into strips
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 7 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • vegetable oil for cooking

For Sauce :

  • 2 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 6 Tablespoon ketchup
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sesame seeds- toasted


  1. Cut chicken breasts into strips.
  2. Combine soy sauce, sugar, sesame and olive oil, add chicken breast and marinate them for at least 1 hour (but you can leave them in marinade for a few hours if you have time)
  3. Drain chicken.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a pan on medium heat.
  5. Combine cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper.
  6. Add chicken to flour mixture (don’t put all chicken at once, work in a few batches) toss it to cover each stripes with flour well, transfer to a pan and fry until golden brown.
  7. To make the sauce in a medium sauce pan combine honey, chili sauce, ketchup and water, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until sauce starts to thicken.
  8. Pour sauce over fried chicken, toss to coated all well, then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.