Get This 20-Minute Ginger Sesame Chicken Recipe Off This Website & Onto Your Plate by Jan Mostrom

Get This 20-Minute Ginger Sesame Chicken Recipe Off This Website & Onto Your Plate

This ginger sesame chicken recipe is such a quick and easy meal to make any night of the week. The Asian-inspired flavors combine to make this sticky and delicious sauce that coats the chicken so well. I served this sesame chicken over brown rice with a side dish of creamy corn salad to make a meal my husband happily ate (we even had leftovers the next night!).

No fancy ingredients for this 20-minute sesame ginger chicken dinner. Here is your shopping list: boneless, skinless chicken thighs, soy sauce, garlic, honey, fresh ginger, cooking oil, cornstarch, toasted sesame seeds and green onions.

Serve this Asian chicken dinner with rice (white or brown will work) for a complete and delicious dinner any night of the week. I like to serve mine with creamy corn salad or cucumber avocado salad.

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Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


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Recipe Notes

  • Use a high-heat olive like avocado oil, sesame oil or canola oil. 

Here's how to make it:

  1. Place cornstarch in a shallow bowl. (Start with about 3/4 cup and add more if needed.) Dredge chicken on both sides and set on a plate.
  2. In a small container combine tamari or soy, water, honey, grated ginger and garlic. Mix and set aside.
  3. Place oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Salt and pepper chicken and then gently add it to oil and cook for 3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet.
  4. Turn heat to medium and carefully pour the sauce into the pan. Scrape mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula for about 30 seconds.
  5. Carefully add the chicken back to the pan. Cook another 1 minute per side or more if needed and turn off heat.
  6. Remove chicken to a cutting board and slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
  7. Portion rice on plates and place chicken slices on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, if desired.

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Skillets $10 & Up
Sesame Seeds
Sesame Seeds $4 & Up
Mixing Bowls
Mixing Bowls $8 & Up
Soy Sauce
Soy Sauce $3 & Up
Tamari $3 & Up
Rice $2 & Up
Honey $4 & Up
Cooking Oil
Cooking Oil $2 & Up
Cornstarch $2 & Up

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