Honey Sesame Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes*
Prep Time: 10 minutes*
Cook Time: 20 minutes
I adore this honey sesame chicken. It’s a simple, homemade sauce that simmers, as the chicken sears and caramelizes the flavors and sauce right onto the meat. The onion juices seep into the honey sesame sauce as it all cooks together in a skillet or wok. Serve it over some Sticky Rice and you’ve got the PERFECT make-at-home Chinese takeout dinner!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 3 - large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1/2 - cup(s) honey
  • 1/2 - cup(s) soy sauce
  • 2 - Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 - Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 2 - Tbsp canola oil**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - green onions and sesame seeds**
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Cook rice, as directed.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Dice the white onion.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and minced garlic. Pour the marinade over the chicken pieces and let marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.*
  4. Heat the canola oil over high heat in large skillet or wok. Add the chicken pieces, diced onion, and marinade and saute over high heat for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Add salt and pepper, as desired.
  5. Prepare the veggies.
  6. Serve Honey Sesame Chicken over rice with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 6 chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
  2. Dice 2 white onions.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the 1 cup honey, 1 cup soy sauce, 4 Tbsp rice vinegar, 4 Tbsp sesame oil and 4 tsp minced garlic.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the chicken pieces
  • Half of the diced onion
  • Half of the honey sesame marinade
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet and cooking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use gluten-free soy sauce for gluten-free meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Honey Sesame Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and cook in skillet over high heat for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve over rice with veggies.