30-Minute Healthy Sesame Chicken Recipe

This healthy Sesame Chicken recipe has a sticky sweet and sour sauce that emulates caramelised chicken. For a complete dinner, add rice and veggies! 

– 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil – 2 tsp avocado oil – 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts chopped into bite sizes* – 4 cloves garlic minced – 3 Tbsp coconut aminos** – 2 Tbsp honey – 2 Tbsp rice vinegar – 1 to 3 tsp sriracha optional – ¼ tsp black pepper to taste – Sea salt to taste For Serving – Brown rice or white rice – Asparagus green beans, or broccoli


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Make sauce by mixing coconut aminos, honey, rice vinegar, sriracha, and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir and save until use. 


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Heat avocado and sesame oils in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high. Heat the oil for a few minutes before adding the chopped chicken. 

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Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to place the chicken pieces in a single layer and brown for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.  

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Add the chopped garlic and cook for another minute or two until aromatic and the chicken is golden brown. Add the sauce to the skillet and boil (but gently). 

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Cook until most of the liquid evaporates, leaving glazed, caramelised chicken, 8–15 minutes. 

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Serve this easy sesame chicken recipe with steaming brown, jasmine, or white rice, toasted sesame seeds, and roasted or stir-fried asparagus, green beans, or broccoli. 

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