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Sesame Chicken with Brown Rice

  • Author: sarahpflugradt
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Sauce Ingredients: 

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons water

Main Ingredients: 

2 tablespoons canola oil

1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 scallion, sliced thin

2 cups cooked brown rice


In a bowl, or glass measuring cup, add the first 9 ingredients for the sauce, garlic through water and stir together – set aside. 

In a large skillet over medium high heat, add canola oil and chicken. Cook chicken until cooked all over and just starting to brown, about 5-6 minutes for small bite sized pieces (this will take longer if your chicken pieces are larger)

When the chicken is cooked through (chicken is done at 165°F on a meat thermometer), push the chicken to the outer edges of the skillet, turn the heat to low. Give the sauce a quick stir and add the sauce to the middle of the skillet. 

Start stirring the chicken into the sauce and let the sauce come up to a simmer to thicken up, this takes about 2 minutes. 

Stir in the sesame seeds. 

Serve warm with 1/2 cup brown rice per serving and garnish with sliced scallions. 



Don’t wait until the end to cook your rice, unless you’re using minute rice or rice packets for the microwave.