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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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Transfer chicken and sauce into an oven-proof dish.

  • 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

507 calories; 24.7 g total fat; 86 mg cholesterol; 1254 mg sodium. 40.1 g carbohydrates; 33.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2019
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 may need less for kids. Overall easy to make and very tasty. Am making again for the third time with rice and broccoli. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2019
The flavor was there but it was too runny. It needs some cornstarch in it to thicken it up Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2019
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 may need less for kids. Overall easy to make and very tasty. Am making again for the third time with rice and broccoli. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2019
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 may need less for kids. Overall easy to make and very tasty. Am making again for the third time with rice and broccoli. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2019
The flavor was there but it was too runny. It needs some cornstarch in it to thicken it up Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2019
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/15/2020
Pretty good, but I do agree with Virginia that the sauce is too runny. Maybe the sauce should be removed from the cook dish and contents added to a sauce pan to be heated up and add about 1.5 teaspoons to 1 tbsp of corn starch mixed with a little water and added to the sauce to thicken it up. Overall, not bad for an Asian knock-off dish, but for me what is lacking is green vegetables that are baked with the chicken. That would improve it even more. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2020
I used leftover chicken I cubed and marinated it for 2 hours in the sauce then put it all in a roasting pan and cooked it for 15 minutes. It was awesome. Next time I may add a few chopped almonds but the flavor was perfect Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
This was simply divine and unbelievably simple to make. We skipped the rice and served it over a mixed green salad with shredded carrots and beets. The sauce made a delicious salad dressing!! Made it exactly as described this time, next time i will add broccoli and carrots, maybe even some potatoes -- and i will marinate the chicken in the sauce for even longer, maybe 24 hours. highly recommend. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2020
I’m making it again today for the second time. I used the exact recipe and it is delicious and so simple. Put it together early in the day and bake for dinner in less than 30 minutes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2020
Made exactly as written and or was excellent. A new favorite Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2019
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 repeated list. Read More