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Sesame chicken

3 - 6
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
31 min
20 min
11 min
Say goodbye to take-out! This Chinese favorite comes together in 30 minutes, faster than you can call and then drive to pick it up. Beginning with sauteing of the chicken, the addition of a minimal amount of flour and oil make for a crispy coating on the chicken. The sticky sweet coating of the soy-honey mixture allow for the sesame seeds to adhere easily. Simply steamed broccoli and carrots add completion to this plate. Amplify your plate with some steamed brown rice spotted with thinly sliced green onions.


Sesame seeds

2 Tbsp, raw


1 Tbsp

Low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp

Maple syrup

1 Tbsp

Sherry (dry or sweet)

1 Tbsp

Ginger root

1 tsp, fresh, minced

Five-spice powder

½ tsp

All-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), cut into 2-inch strips

Peanut oil

2 tsp


  1. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and cook until lightly toasted, shaking pan frequently, about 2 to 3 minutes; transfer seeds to a shallow dish and set aside.
  2. Whisk water, soy sauce, maple syrup, sherry, ginger and five-spice powder together in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine flour, salt and pepper together in a shallow dish; add chicken and turn to coat. Shake chicken pieces to remove excess flour.
  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture to chicken and cook until sauce thickens and is almost evaporated, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  5. Dip chicken pieces in toasted sesame seeds and serve, drizzled with any additional soy sauce mixture. Yields about 4 strips per serving.