Oven-Baked Honey Sesame Chicken

Stefanie Bouchard


This oven-baked sesame chicken comes together quick and is always a big hit! Serve it up on top of rice with some garlic-almond green beans on the side, and you've got yourself a better (and healthier!!) than take-out meal! This pairs perfectly with a dry Riesling from Washington state.


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10 Min
20 Min



  • 1 lb
    chicken breasts, cubed
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1 c
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil

  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    low sodium soy sauce

  • ·
    toasted sesame seeds

How to Make Oven-Baked Honey Sesame Chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly salt and pepper the cubed chicken. Put the cornstarch into a gallon zip top bag. Dump chicken in with the cornstarch. Seal the bag and shake vigorously to ensure that the chicken is well coated. Dump chicken and cornstarch into a colander over garbage can, shake excess cornstarch off the chicken.
  3. Heat 1 TB of the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Working in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan, cook the chicken until browned on all sides. Place cooked chicken on a large, rectangular, parchment paper-lined baking pan.
  4. In a small/medium bowl, whisk all ingredients for sauce together until well blended. Pour sauce over chicken and stir to make sure every piece is coated.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is completely cooked. While chicken is in the oven, stir it every 5-10 minutes to make sure chicken is completely coated with sauce.
  6. Serve chicken over jasmine rice and garnish with sesame seeds.

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About Oven-Baked Honey Sesame Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Wheat Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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