Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 380kcal


The Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless skinless, shaved into thin 2" pieces
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • salt and pepper to taste

The Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp white rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp ginger fresh grated
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp corn starch


  • 1 large green pepper chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 stalks green onion chopped into greens and whites
  • oil for frying


  • Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside
  • heat some oil in a large pan on medium high
  • While the oil heats, combine the chicken ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Once the oil is sizzling add the chicken to the pan. Use your hand or a slotted spoon, do not pour the entire mixture direct into the pan
  • Cook the chicken, stirring frequently until golden brown- about 5 minutes, remove the chicken from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside
  • Add the peppers, yellow onion and green onion whites to the pan and stir fry for 3-5 minutes until the onions soften.
  • Return the chicken to the pan, add the sauce and green onion greens.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, cover and cook on medium-low for 2-3 minutes
  • Serve over rice garnished with more sesame seeds


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 905mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg