Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Serves: 4

Healthy and delicious Honey Sesame Chicken ready in less than twenty minutes. This recipe has been one of my favorites and my go-to when I need something easy, quick, and delicious, especially during the busiest days. I love pairing this honey sesame chicken with brown rice (or white rice) and broccolini for a simple, yet filling weeknight meal that even my pickiest eaters love!

Honey Sesame Chicken is one of my husband’s favorite takeouts. I surprised him one day with this homemade recipe and his mind was blown! If you love honey sesame chicken and haven’t tried this easy recipe yet, you should soon! This twenty-minute recipe without a doubt would be your newest favorite!


2 tbsp sesame oil, divided

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2” pieces

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 c. soy sauce

1 tsp sriracha

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp sesame seeds

2 tbsp honey

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Scallions, chopped, for serving

White rice, for serving

How to make 20-Minute Honey Sesame Chicken

Step 1: Place the soy sauce, honey, sriracha, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, and 1 tbsp of the sesame oil in a medium bowl. Mix well until combined and set aside.

Step 2: Place the in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Then, toss the chicken with cornstarch.

Step 3: Drizzle oil into a hot large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and fry for about 5 to 6 minutes until golden brown. Pour in the sauce and allow it to simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes or until sticky and the sauce has thickened.

Step 4: Remove from the heat when done and serve the Honey Sesame Chicken immediately over white rice. If desired, sprinkle some scallions and more sesame seeds on top. Enjoy!