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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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You might like my healthy orange chicken, too!

Healthier Honey Sesame Chicken

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


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


Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 254mg, Sugar: 17g, NET CARBS: 20

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.

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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.