October 16, 2014

sesame chicken

If you're looking for a SUPER easy and "everyone likes it" delicious meal, then look no further. My most popular recipe, by far, is my Korean Beef recipe (and it is really good) but I think this one is just as delicious and just as simple to make. It seriously should take a total of 10 minutes active prep time and the chicken cooks really fast too, which makes it awesome for those nights when you are hurrying to get dinner on the table (which, let's be honest, isn't that every night?)! Try it out and let me know what you think!
4 chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons oil (I used avocado but you can use olive oil or vegetable oil)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger)

In a medium bowl, whisk together everything but chicken. Stir chicken pieces into the marinade and let sit for 30 minutes. Pour onto a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.

Preheat oven to high broil. Broil chicken for 10 minutes (check that the biggest piece is cooked through) - you can also turn it halfway through. Serve over rice. I also served mine with some steamed sugar snap peas.


  1. Trying this tonight. Thanks for sharing

  2. My family loves your Korean beef recipe! Looking forward to trying this one! 😊

  3. Just made this tonight for dinner with a few minor modifications. Yum! It's a keeper. I love how quickly I can put it together and that I can prep everything ahead of time. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Hey Liz, do you know if this freezes well?

    1. Hmmm, I don't know. It's a quick meal already but I know you're looking to prepare some freezer meals for post-baby, right? I use frozen chicken for this recipe (thawed) and there's no dairy or anything in the sauce so it should freeze OK. I'm betting it would be alright.


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