Sesame Honey Chicken

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We love lean chicken because it’s so versatile, and our Sesame Honey Chicken recipe is no different. Serve it up with a side of brown rice or one of our fresh, tasty salad recipes, and you won’t be disappointed. This chicken is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The kids will love it, and so will you!

Chinese take-out and delivery is a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table, but unfortunately, it is some of the most unhealthy food available. The meals are high in fat, loaded with sodium, and packed with preservatives. The chicken dishes might seem as if they would be healthier than beef options, but don’t count on it. In most cases, Chinese take-out is going to pack on the pounds and wreak any healthy eating habits.

Our sesame honey chicken recipe helps you satisfy your craving for Chinese take-out without all the detrimental ingredients. All of our chicken recipes are healthy and this one is no exception. The next time you have a hankering to pick up the phone and place an order for Chinese delivery, give this recipe a try instead.

Don’t let the fat content scare you, about 98% of the fat in this recipe comes from the sesame seeds, which contain a very healthy fat. Learn more about healthy fats here.

Sesame Honey Chicken

Sesame Honey Chicken

Serving Size: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 354 | Total Fat: 12 gm | Saturated Fats: 2 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 88 mg | Sodium: 115 mg | Carbohydrates: 14 gm | Dietary Fiber: 1 gm | Sugars: 12 gm | Protein: 45 gm | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4 |


  • 5 chicken breast fillets, skinless
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth, no sugar added
  • 1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Cut up the chicken into bite-sized cubes (about 1 x 1).
  2. In a large skillet add chicken and broth, turn to medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduced heat to medium and cook until the chicken is nearly cooked through.
  3. Pour in the honey and sesame seeds and stir well. Cook until all liquids have cooked out and the chicken begins to brown.

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20 Comments on "Sesame Honey Chicken"

  1. Crystal  January 27, 2012

    What "skinny" or healthy side dishes do you recommend with this? 🙂

    • Crystal  January 27, 2012

      Can you use a wok or regular frying pan for all these skillet recipes? Or does it have to be an electric skillet?

  2. Purple Lioness11  June 5, 2012

    At what heat should the chicken be cooked??

    • skinnyms  June 6, 2012

      Medium-Low is the best temp.

  3. Megpooch  June 7, 2012

    So incredibly easy to make that I was scared it would taste bad. Even my kid who eats nothing but buttered pasta liked it!!

    • Skinny Ms.  June 8, 2012

      YEAH!! If kids like it…we're happy! 🙂

  4. Jbkids1st  July 9, 2012

    had read previous comments, so didn't allow all to cook off. still not worth the time or minimal effort. a waste of very good local honey. bland, dry, blah. two thumbs down.

  5. Wendy  August 8, 2012

    I thought it was delicious! I had no trouble getting the liquid to cook out. In fact I added a little more broth. I am definitely making it again. I might add a little ginger and a dash of rice vinegar this time.

  6. Alexbeegeiger  August 10, 2012

    If you like Pei Wei's Honey Seared Chicken then this recipe is for you!  Family ate it up complete with rice and broccoli..what a great healthy meal prepared at home!  Fantastic!

  7. jenny  January 8, 2013

    what do you need to do for roasting the sesame seeds??

    • Skinny Ms.  January 9, 2013

      Jenny, Add them to a small skillet and cook on med-low heat for a few minutes…be careful not to burn.

  8. Wendy  July 16, 2013

    How many ounces would you say 5 chicken breasts is?

  9. Edana  July 29, 2013

    I used boneless, skinless thighs instead of breasts and I added 1 clove of garlic and 1/2 tablespoon fresh minced ginger and 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil ( I can't eat sesame seeds) with the cubed chicken. Everything else worked out fine and 3/4 cup broth was perfect. We really enjoyed it!

  10. SMahalik  September 6, 2013

    I agree. Mine ended up being really tough! Next time will try a very small amount of broth (or none at all).

    • Michelle  November 4, 2013

      The recipe was for 1/4 cup of broth, not 3/4 cup …. that's probably the issue … I ended up adding garlic and onions etc., and was yummy 🙂

  11. mgdjmb  November 4, 2013

    I added garlic and onions, sauteed them in a little chicken broth first, then added the chicken and broth etc … it did taste good, however I felt my chicken was a little overdone, and was really quite dry when all was finished …. however, it tasted really good, with some spinach salad, was awesome

  12. Sonly  March 11, 2014

    It said to use a large skillet, I'm wondering if the problem people are having with cooking off the broth is because they're using a smaller skillet ?


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