Honey Sesame Chicken Bowl

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Along with our love for pizza, Chinese food also has a special place in our hearts (or should we say our tummies?). As much as we talk about these two foods, our readers must think we are a couple of college kids (well, we were at one point…long ago…sigh…).

Sesame chicken is our niece’s favorite thing to order from Chinese take-out. Of course, when she comes to stay with us, we avoid the take-out menus. She enjoys cooking beside us, so we came up with this recipe to mimic the Asian flavors that she loves.

Ingredients:Honey Sesame Chicken Bowl

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. finely grated fresh ginger root
  • red pepper flakes – just a pinch
  • olive oil
  • 4 large chicken breasts, sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • 4 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds


Stir together the first five ingredients and pour 1/2 into a large Ziploc bag. Reserve the remaining marinade for later. Add the chicken breasts to marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil to pan. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side until browned. Add remaining marinade to the pan. Cook for 2 minutes until liquid is syrupy, stir frequently. Place rice in each bowl; top each serving with Honey Sesame Chicken. Garnish with sesame seeds. Don’t forget the chop sticks!

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  1. Yummm! This looks delicious! Honey Sesame Chicken is probably one of my favorite Chinese Take-out meals too, but since we rarely get take-out anymore, I probably haven’t had it in at least a year. This is a great way to make it at home AND keep it a bit on the healthier side! Love it!

  2. CookingShorts says:

    Stephanie – Let us know how it turns out when you make it. We hope you love it!

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