It’s been a while since I made a recipe that has left me speechless and finishing the very last drop in the pan. Well my friends, HONEY SESAME CHICKEN. Add it to your list this week because you’ll be dying to make it again and again and AGAIN. Promise!
It’s actually so simple and takes just 20 minutes. Make a big batch so you can have leftovers for lunch the next day… and by big batch I mean triple what you’d think since you’ll be wanting to finish the whole thing! Completely gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free (and low sugar with only 2 tablespoons of honey in the entire recipe), this recipe is sure to impress any picky eater 😉 Bridger even confirmed it tasted like an *unhealthy* treat. I used arrowroot starch as a thickener for the sauce– it’s a great alternative for those with corn allergies/intolerances, is gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and easily digested. Feel free to use cornstarch in place of it.
Paired with brown rice and broccolini, you’ll be in heaven with this one! Check below for the easy recipe.
Thanks mom, for the inspo! 😉
20-Min Honey Sesame Chicken
- 2 tbsp avocado or extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
- 3 large organic chicken breasts, trimmed and cubed
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos (soy-free alternative to soy sauce)
- 2 tbsp raw or manuka honey
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp arrowroot starch (or sub cornstarch)
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
In a large bowl, let cubed chicken marinate with 1-2 tbsp oil, salt and pepper until your skillet is ready.
In a large pot or skillet, heat oil until hot, but not smoking. Add diced onion and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent, stirring every few minutes. Add your chicken and spread out evenly so it can brown.
Once almost fully cooked, add your other ingredients: coconut aminos, honey, sesame oil and water, and stir. Separately in a small bowl, add a few tablespoons of water and 1 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch (to thicken the sauce). Stir until completely dissolved before adding to your skillet. Give everything another good stir and let heat on medium for 5-7 minutes, covered.
Remove from heat, add 1/4 cup chopped green onion and 1 tbsp sesame seeds to skillet and stir. Serve over rice with sauteed broccolini and another sprinkle of green onion and sesame seeds. Enjoy! 🙂