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Better than takeout honey sesame chicken recipe in white bowl on a white napkin, on a wood table.
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Better Than Takeout Chinese Honey Sesame Chicken

White meat chicken is cubed, and coated lightly. It is then browned, and finished in the oven with a sweet and tangy sauce. This Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe is a keeper and will have your family wanting seconds.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken, chinese, honey chicken, sesame chicken
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 567cal
Cost: $7


  • large skillet
  • 2-quart casserole dish
  • Sauce pan
  • Mixing bowl



  • 2 pounds white meat chicken raw, cubed
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons oil your choice*

Honey Sauce

  • 8 tablespoons honey
  • 5 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch mix with 2 tablespoons warm water


  • In a bowl, mix cubed chicken with the 1 cup of corn starch; coat thoroughly.
  • Heat a skillet with oil and pan fry chicken until slightly golden brown but NOT fully cooked (about 3-5 minutes).
  • In a large bowl mix sauce ingredients. Pour ingredients into a saucepan, and heat until it just bubbles form. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once chicken is done being browned, place it in a greased baking dish and pour the sauce over it.
  • Bake at 375° F. for 25 minutes uncovered.
  • Garnish chicken with toasted sesame seeds and green onion before serving.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 

Storing leftovers 


If you want to store your Honey Sesame Chicken in the refrigerator, just follow these easy steps.
  • Allow chicken to fully cool.
  • Place chicken in a microwave-safe bowl with an airtight lid.
  • This chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days for best flavor.
  • To reheat, microwave until warm. Chicken may be a bit soggy after reheating.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 567cal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1090mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg