Sesame Chicken with Broccoli


I always get comments from people saying, “you make a lot of recipes with chicken and turkey.”  Why yes, yes I do.  I don’t care for beef.  It’s not that we never have it.  The boys will eat beef burgers and other things while I have my ground chicken or turkey.  Most recipes on here are interchangeable with beef or chicken or even pork (I don’t care for pork either).  Just like this one.  You could totally do this with some type of beef or pork instead chicken.

There, now that we have covered my dislike for beef and why I rarely post recipes using them, let’s move on to Sesame Chicken!

Sesame chicken has always been my favorite in Asian cuisine. Though very yummy, I couldn’t even tell you the last time we ordered out for Chinese. When you’re trying to eat better, fried, greasy, sweet saucy food isn’t on the list of meals one regularly consumes.

In comes this wonderful dish made with fresh ingredients that I can actually pronounce and I actually know what is in it.  Start with the light sauce that is big on flavors but not on the bad stuff.

This Sesame Chicken is just sweet enough, and you’ll fall in love with the batter that gives each piece of chicken a nice crunch. Best of all, you can make this recipe in under 30 minutes, and I bet you have most, if not all, of the ingredients already on hand.

Go check. I’ll wait!


The sweet sauce.


Light crunchy batter


Fresh cut broccoli


Yield: 4 Servings

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

Homemade Sesame Chicken that is sweet with a delicate crunch that won't add inches to your middle and made in under 30 minutes!

15 minPrep Time:

15 minCook Time:

30 minTotal Time:

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    For the Sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 Tablespoons gluten-free Tamari or Liquid Aminos
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • For the Batter
  • 2 egg white
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into 2" pieces
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4 cups broccoli florets


  1. Combine honey, sesame seeds, Tamari or liquid aminos and garlic together in a small bowl then set aside.
  2. In a separate larger bowl, whisk together egg white and cornstarch until smooth.
  3. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper then add to egg white mixture and toss to evenly coat.
  4. In a small saucepan, steam broccoli until crisp tender then set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then carefully add chicken.
  6. Cook for 3-4 minutes a side, or until cooked through.
  7. Turn off heat and remove skillet from burner.
  8. Add prepared sauce and green onions then toss to combine.
  9. Stir in broccoli, then scoop mixture into bowls over cooked rice.
Cuisine: Asian | Recipe Type: Main Dishes


Containers without Rice: 1G, 1R, 1Y, 1O


Author: Steph Potter

I am a wife and stay at home mother of two adorable little men. I'll spend a small fortune on the right pair of shoes or purse. Sometimes, I don't feel like a "real" adult. Sometimes, I feel like I'm getting old. Often at the same time. This is my space to share weekly dinner menus, healthy recipes, useful cooking tips and my fitness journey. So grab a cup of coffee, a cozy chair and enjoy!

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