This is a healthier version of honey-sesame chicken that's pan-fried instead of deep-fried--an easy, home-cooked meal that's salty, sweet, and a little bit spicy. It's a combination of flavors so deliciously right that you'll never think about Asian takeout again. Serve over rice or noodles, and garnish with sesame seeds and green onion slices.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Sauce:

Directions

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  • Combine water, chicken broth, ketchup, soy sauce, honey, garlic, rice vinegar, Sriracha, sesame oil, ginger root, and red pepper flakes for sauce in a medium bowl.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and stir-fry until chicken is opaque on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  • Reduce heat to medium and add the sauce to the wok. Whisk together water and cornstarch in a small bowl and add to the sauce, stirring constantly until the sauce starts to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. Add chicken back to the wok, stir, and cook until reheated, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

315.7 calories; 25.1 g protein; 27.3 g carbohydrates; 64.9 mg cholesterol; 880.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2019
Easy to prepare. Only adjusted the heat to our tastes, so enjoyed the flavour. Served on rice. Great for a weekday meal. Next time might try with some chopped carrot, snow pea and bean sprouts for some crunch. Fun recipe. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2019
Easy to prepare. Only adjusted the heat to our tastes, so enjoyed the flavour. Served on rice. Great for a weekday meal. Next time might try with some chopped carrot, snow pea and bean sprouts for some crunch. Fun recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2020
Came out great! I did not thicken it with the corn starch, just let it simmer and we loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2019
Nice recipe- I might reduce the honey next time but you can control your spice heat the way you like it I was lazy and decided not to do the premix in the bowl. I would suggest it s worth the extra dirty bowl.?? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2020
This was delicious and easy to make. I reduced the cornstarch by 1/3 because I served over rice and didn't want the sauce too thick. It was perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2019
I made it as written except I marinated the chicken in the sauce for 20 minutes then drained before I stir fried it in two batches. Added great mix mash of veggies. Excellent and I control the spice and salt. Read More