Honey-Garlic Sesame Chicken


Quick, tasty, and a very Chinese-takeout-esque meal. Serve with rice, and settle with chopsticks to enjoy this sweet dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 3 ½ tablespoons soy sauce, divided

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • ½ tablespoon black sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh minced garlic

  • ½ cup water

  • 3 tablespoons potato starch

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, or to taste


  1. Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce, rice vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, sesame oil, and sugar in a resealable bag. Add cubed chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  2. Meanwhile, mix together honey, brown sugar, oyster sauce, the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, mustard powder, garlic, and water in a small saucepan. Warm mixture over medium heat until sugar has dissolved and all ingredients are completely incorporated, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Combine potato starch, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge chicken cubes in the potato starch mixture, ensuring all sides are covered.

  4. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet. Add chicken and fry on all sides until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Pour sauce over chicken pieces and toss to coat. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
15g Fat
33g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1487mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 267mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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