Quick and Easy Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken is quick and easy recipe for weeknight dinner. Chicken breast stripes with sweet and spicy sauce and toasted sesame seeds, served over rice makes a delicious meal for your family.

Have you ever seen the movie „Forget Paris“ with Debra Winger and Billy Crystal? I always loved the part when Ellen (Debra) goes crazy about the fact that Mickey (Billy Crystal) always eats the same dish in restaurants! I can’t exactly remember what dish it was, but the scene always reminded me about how my husband wondered about why I always order my favorite Honey Sesame Chicken in every restaurant! This is the recipe..


  • 4 chicken breast-cut into strips
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 7 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • vegetable oil for cooking

For Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 6 Tablespoon ketchup
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sesame seeds- toasted


  1. Cut chicken breasts into strips.
  2. Combine soy sauce, sugar, sesame and olive oil, add chicken breast and marinate them for at least 1 hour (but you can leave them in marinade for a few hours if you have time)
  3. Drain chicken.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a pan on medium heat.
  5. Combine cornstarch, flour, salt and pepper.
  6. Add chicken to flour mixture (don’t put all chicken at once, work in a few batches) toss it to cover each stripes with flour well, transfer to a pan and fry until golden brown.
  7. To make the sauce in a medium sauce pan combine honey, chili sauce, ketchup and water, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until sauce starts to thicken.
  8. Pour sauce over fried chicken, toss to coated all well, then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.