Light Sesame Chicken

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Chicken, Cooking, Dinner, Featured


This was so easy and quick to make, and it turned out delicious!  Even my husband and 2 year old loved it!  If you are planning to toss some veggies in with the chicken, or just like a lot of sauce, I’d recommend doubling the sauce recipe.  I made mine with brown rice and roasted baby broccoli and it was perfect!  I hope you’ll try it soon!


Light Sesame Chicken

(4-6 servings)

1 1/2 pounds of  chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces (I use chicken tender strips cut into nugget size pieces)

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2 large egg whites

1/4 cup of cornstarch

salt and pepper

3 1/2 tablespoons of honey

3 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 teaspoons of crushed garlic

2 tablespoons of sesame seeds (plus a little more for garnish)

sliced green onions for garnish


Mix egg whites and cornstarch in a medium bowl.  Add chicken and season with salt and pepper, stirring to coat evenly.  Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet.  Once hot, add half of the chicken spacing the pieces out evenly.  Let cook about 4-5 minutes or until brown, then turn chicken pieces over and cook evenly on other side.  Remove and repeat with the other 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and remaining chicken.  While the chicken cooks, mix honey, soy sauce, garlic, and sesame seeds in a small bowl.  When all chicken is cooked through add chicken and sauce to skillet and cook over medium/low heat until heated through and sauce has thickened to a nice glaze.  Serve over rice with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.


Source: slightly adapted from



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