Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken is a recipe I made to feature in the FitNicePT blog, where I try to post a new, healthy recipe every week (check them out here).  I aim for low carb, low fat and low sugar dishes, and although this meal features a 3/4 cup measure of honey, it’s not as bad as the Asian style food you’ll find at P.F. Chang’s or the local take-out.

The FitNiceRunner version of honey sesame chicken is baked, rather than deep fried, which keep calories and fats low, and while it’s picture served over white rice, I usually serve on a bed of snow peas.  Easy to make at home, everyone on Team FitNice loves this simple, but delicious recipe and I’m excited to share it with you!

Honey Sesame Chickenhoney sesame chicken

Basics
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Difficulty: 4

Ingredients
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – cubedhoney sesame chicken
1 cup cornstarch
3 eggs
Salt and pepper as desired
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oilhoney sesame chicken
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Additional sesame seeds for garnish as desired

Instructions
1.  Preheat oven to 325, season cubed chicken with salt and pepper.
2.  Place cornstarch in bowl and gently beaten eggs in separate bowl.  Coat chicken in cornstarch then cover with egg batter.
3.  Brown battered chicken in canola oil over medium heat then place in greased 9×13 baking pan.
4.  In medium mixing bowl combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, garlic and cornstarch.
5.  Douse chicken with sauce and bake 45 minutes, or until cooked through, stirring frequently to cover chicken in sauce.
6.  Toss cooked chicken in medium sized mixing bowl with additional sesame seeds, if desired.
7.  Serve over edamame or snow peas.honey sesame chickenThat’s your recipe for Honey Sesame Chicken!  One of the best things about it is you can easily substitute white vinegar or olive oil for rice wine vinegar and canola oil, making it accessible even to those who don’t have an exotic spice rack.  Remember to keep it healthy by accompanying with greens, like edamame or snow peas, rather than carb heavy rice.

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