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Sesame Chicken Breast Recipe

Sesame Chicken Breast Recipe
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Nothing brings comfort than bites of sesame chicken and rice. Juicy chicken tenders smothered in luscious sticky sauce with sesame seeds are something we all know and love. Now, you won’t have to drive out to grab some. Make your takeout favorite at home with our easy sesame chicken breast recipe

This dish comes together in under an hour, a perfect quick fix for your craving. Pair it with chow mein noodles and your Chinese food takeout combo is complete.

Tips on Making Sesame Chicken

Once you try making this recipe at home, you’ll love making it again. Especially because you can easily make the sesame chicken sauce with ingredients that are probably already available in your pantry. Master making this recipe with these handy tips that we’ve listed down for you:

  • For this recipe, we’re using deboned skinned chicken breast that’s been butterflied because it requires less cooking time. Plus, it’s lean. However, you can use any cut you prefer like wings and thighs, for instance.
  • If you prefer to cook this dish with less oil, cook the chicken pieces first in an air fryer preheated to 400 degrees F for 6 to9 minutes (can change depending on the air fryer’s instructions). Then proceed to cook the sweet and savory stir fry sauce according to the recipe instructions. You can also bake it in the oven like this oven fried sesame chicken.
  • Toast the sesame seeds. This small step takes just less than 5 minutes, but it elevates the nutty flavor of our unbreaded sesame chicken to a whole new level.
  • Use a cast-iron skillet as it keeps a steadier cooking temperature, best for giving the chicken good browning. Just be sure not to overcrowd the pan so that they will not collect the steam and get watery.

Looking for other take-out Asian chicken recipes? Try making yummy General Tso chicken and Panda Express fried rice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is sesame chicken the same as orange chicken?

These two dishes are very similar but they differ in the sauce. The sauce for orange chicken is sweeter, made with orange juice, vinegar, ginger, and soy sauce. In addition, it usually doesn’t contain any sesame seeds.

How to reheat sesame chicken?

If it’s frozen, let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Then you can reheat it using an oven or on the stovetop. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the dish in an oven-safe container covered with aluminum foil. Bake it for 12 minutes. Then, remove the cover and bake it for another 3 minutes. On the stovetop, use a shallow pan and reheat it on medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until it’s piping hot.

Create your favorite takeout dish at home with this quick and easy sesame chicken recipe. A lovely way to start or end a day is by serving this delicious stir fry chicken recipe made rich by its sweet-savory flavor.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins


  • 4 oz chicken breasts, (2 pcs), boned, skinned, and butterflied
  • 2 tbsp vegetable, or canola oil, for frying
  • sesame oil, for garnish

For Sauce:

  • 2 tsp sesame seed, toasted
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, reduced-sodium
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger


  1. Heat up the oil in a skillet and add the chicken. Cook for three minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  2. Prepare the sauce by combining the sesame seeds, honey, soy sauce, and ginger. Mix then set this aside.
  3. Once the chicken turns brown, add the sesame mixture and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Turn the chicken to coat it with the sauce.
  4. Serve remaining sauce over chicken, sprinkle the leeks for garnish, and drizzle with sesame oil. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 9g
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  • Calcium: 17mg
  • Calories: 97kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 109mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 525mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 399IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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