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Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken is crispy chicken chunks in a sweet sauce made with honey! This is just one of our many easy chicken recipes for everyday cooking!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Honey Sesame Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 590 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 2 pounds chicken breast cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • canola oil for frying

Sesame Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste optional
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Green Onions
  • Sesame Seeds


  1. In a medium bowl combine all the SAUCE ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a large, shallow bowl, whisk cornstarch flour, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Add beaten eggs to another bowl.
  4. Pour about 2 inches of canola oil into a deep frying pan and heat it over medium-high heat.
  5. Dip the chicken pieces into the beaten eggs.
  6. Add the chicken chunks to the cornstarch mixture and toss until well coated. Work in batches.
  7. Cook it in batches in the hot oil until golden and crispy.
  8. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  9. Discard the oil and add the chicken back to the pan, add the sauce.
  10. Serve it with a sprinkling of green onion and sesame seeds, if so desired.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Honey Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 226mg75%
Sodium 1741mg76%
Potassium 959mg27%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 54g108%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.