Healthier Honey Sesame Chicken

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After gorging on delicious and very rich foods in Europe, it’s definitely back to eating healthy…at least for a few days.

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I’ve been wanting to make a version of honey sesame chicken, and instead of doing the deep fried version, I made a healthy version that’s only 350 calories per serving.

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This recipe takes only about 20 minutes to put together, making it perfect for a quick and easy dinner.

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Healthier Honey Sesame Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4

This healthier honey sesame chicken recipe takes only about 20 minutes to put together, making it perfect for a quick and easy dinner.


  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs cut into bit sized cubes
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds

for the sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch + 1/4 cup water


  1. Cook chicken in wok and stir-fry until chicken is completely cooked.

  2. In a small saucepan, add all the sauce ingredients except cornstarch and water. Turn heat to medium and mix all ingredients, stirring and bringing to a simmer. 

  3. In a small bowl, add cornstarch and water and stir until cornstarch is fully dissolved. Pour into sauce and stir, bringing to a low boil. Cook until sauce thickens. Add chicken into the saucepan and fully coat the chicken in sauce. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve over rice.
Nutrition Facts
Healthier Honey Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 254mg11%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
Net Carbs 20g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.


2 comments on “Healthier Honey Sesame Chicken”

  1. What a wonderful recipe, I like the choice of your seasonings. The rice wine adds a beautiful flavor. We are going to do this recipe on Saturday for a Kentucky Derby dinner. Chicken is great for weight loss as well.

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