Easy 6-Ingredient Sesame Chicken

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Quick, easy, and packed with flavor! Perfect weeknight meal.

With this Easy 6-Ingredient Sesame Chicken, your takeout cravings can become a light and simple weeknight staple. Flavored with sesame and ginger, this meal has an Asian-inspired flair perfect for take-out lovers, while honey and soy sauce make it the sweet and savory dish you crave. With just 6 ingredients, this sesame chicken is perfect for a quick meal on a busy night. Enjoy this entree on its own or served over brown rice or quinoa. If you have extra time (which you probably will!) whip up a batch of our 4-Ingredient Roasted Broccoli as a tasty and easy side dish!

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Easy 6-Ingredient Sesame Chicken

This simply delicious and light Sesame Chicken is a fantastic way to avoid unhealthy take-out and still get your Chinese fix.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 12 to 16 ounces boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger fresh, finely grated or minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low-sodium
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  • In a skillet on very high heat, cook the chicken until firm, golden brown, and cooked through.
  • Stir in the garlic and ginger and cook for one minute. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the soy sauce and honey. Bring to a simmer and cook until a sauce forms coating the chicken. Remove from heat and add the sesame seeds.
  • Serve over brown rice or quinoa and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 655mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy

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