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Panda Express honey sesame chicken

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Panda Express Honey Sesame Chicken is made from scratch featuring breaded crispy chicken and vibrant vegetables, all tossed in a fantastic honey sesame sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword Panda Express Honey Sesame Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 668kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 pound chicken breast boneless and skinless - cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Honey Sesame Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • 1 pound string beans washed and ends trimmed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Garnish & Serve:

  • Chipped green onions
  • Serve with rice


  • Add the egg, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon oil into a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  • In a second bowl, add 1/2 cup cornstarch and flour, and stir to combine.
  • In a large deep skillet or a wok, add oil about 2 inches high and heat it to 375 degrees.
  • Dip chicken pieces in the egg mixture, then dredge in the flour mixture and fry the chicken in batches for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden, set aside on a wire rack.
  • To make the sauce combine all the sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan, stir and bring to a boil, cook until it thickens. Set aside.
  • Drain most of the oil from the pan where you cooked the chicken, leaving only about two tablespoons.
  • Add the string beans and bell pepper strips, and saute for 3-5 minutes, then add in the cooked chicken, sesame oil and the sauce, toss to combine.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions before serving with rice.



Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg