Healthy Sesame Chicken Recipe

This healthier Sesame Chicken recipe has a sticky sweet and sour sauce that emulates caramelized chicken. For a complete meal, 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


In a small bowl, mix coconut aminos, honey, rice vinegar, sriracha, and black pepper to make sauce. Stir and store.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Add the chopped garlic and saute for another minute or two until fragrant and the chicken is golden brown.

Step 4

Pour sauce into skillet and gently boil. Cook 8–15 minutes until most of the liquid evaporates, leaving glazed, caramelized chicken.

Step 5

Serve this simple sesame chicken recipe with steamed brown, jasmine, or white rice, toasted sesame seeds, and any veggies you like, like roasted or stir-fried asparagus, green beans, or broccoli.

Step 6

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