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Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4


For the chicken...

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/5 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbl. coconut or canola oil

For the sauce...

  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 Tbl. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 Tbl. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

For serving...

  • 1 Tbl. sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced
  • Serve with rice and steamed veggies


For the chicken...

  • Dip chicken in egg whites.
  • Combine the cornstarch and black pepper in a covered bowl. Add chicken chunks in batches and shake to coat.
  • Heat oil in a deep skillet (or wok) over medium heat. Add coated chicken pieces in batches, browning on all sides until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. Repeat with additional batches until all chicken has been cooked. Meanwhile prepare the sauce.

For the sauce...

  • Combine all sauce ingredients. Return all cooked chicken to the skillet, add the sauce and gently stir over medium low heat until chicken is well coated, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat toss in toasted sesame seeds and sliced scallions.
  • Serve with rice and steamed vegetables.