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Best Garlic Sesame Chicken

Sticky Garlic Sesame Chicken

Seasoned chicken cooked in a skillet with a tangy garlic and honey sauce with sesame seeds and topped with green onions. Served with rice for the perfect meal. We're celebrating the Chinese New Year with this easy to make dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian, chicken, garlic sesame chicken, honey, soy sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 128kcal


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp red pepper
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy Sauce
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • cups rice


  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  • Combine flour, red pepper, and onion powder in a large ziplock bag and shake. Add chicken pieces. Shake bag to coat everything well. Carefully place coated chicken pieces in skillet to start to brown. 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, rice vinegar, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and Kikkoman Soy Sauce.
  • After 5 minutes, flip chicken and brown the other side. Once chicken has a nice brown on both sides, add sauce mix and reduce heat to low. 
  • Allow to heat for about 10 minutes, flipping once. 
  • Make rice according to package directions. 
  • After 10 minutes, turn stove top off and allow chicken to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds then chop up green onions and place over the top. Serve with rice.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 44mg | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.7mg