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Healthier Honey-Sesame Chicken

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"This is a 'healthier' version of honey-sesame chicken. It is baked instead of fried and the chicken is not battered, making it healthier. All the flavors are here and the only thing sacrificed are the calories! Serve over rice with additional sauce on the side."
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2 h 30 m servings 501
Original recipe yields 3 servings


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  1. Mix honey, ketchup, olive oil, sesame seeds, soy sauce, lemon juice, Sriracha sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ginger in a bowl until well combined. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 6 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Transfer chicken and sauce into an oven-proof dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and turn chicken pieces over. Bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 8 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 501 calories; 24.7 38.9 33.1 86 900 Full nutrition

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The flavor was there but it was too runny. It needs some cornstarch in it to thicken it up

Did not have siracha so I substituted Louisana hot sauce. Put in 1 teaspoon instead of 1 tablespoon...will add more hot sauce next time. Very good, will enjoy this recipe again.

My family loves this. The first time I made it I used the tablespoon of sriracha sauce . It was a bit too hot so used a half tablespoon the next time and it was perfect. We are all adults you ma...

This was delicious and relatively easy to make. It is great served over rice. And there is a nice complexity of flavors. I look forward to taking it to my book group or to a potluck some day.

I followed the recipe exactly EX CEPT cut the Sriracha to 1 teaspoon (knew that one tablespoon was beyond my heat index!) I served it over white rice. Delicious and definitely on my to be repea...