I love this delicious Sesame Chicken recipe. It reminds me of a dish I used to get from this little Asian restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles many years ago.
For this recipe, you can use chicken breasts or skin-on thighs. Whatever you have at your disposal will work. The cooking method and time will be slightly different depending on what you use. The important thing is to ensure the chicken is fully cooked!
When it comes time to cook the chicken, make sure you throw out the marinade liquid leftover in the bag. Do not use it to baste the chicken as it contains raw chicken juices.
The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 165°F when cooking chicken. I always use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of meats to ensure it is safe to eat.
If this type of marinade is not your thing, I suggest you try my Lime Chicken Marinade recipe. Not sure which one I love more!
🐓 How to Handle Raw Chicken
Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
Do not wash raw chicken (which prevents cross-contamination).
Wash all utensils and cutting boards (if applicable).
If marinating the chicken, make sure you toss the juices before you cook. Don't ever use the juice from the marinade.
Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Delicious Sesame Chicken recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Water, Sesame Seeds, Garlic Cloves, Red Pepper Flakes and Chicken Breast.
🥣 How to make Delicious Sesame Chicken
Combine the first six ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken to the bag ensuring the chicken gets completely coated in the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate overnight.
Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Bake or grill the chicken for approximately 20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165ºF.
Delicious Sesame Chicken
- ¾ cups Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- ½ cup Packed Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Water
- 3 tbs Sesame Seeds, toasted
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, crushed
- 4 Chicken Breasts
- Combine the first six ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken to the bag ensuring the chicken gets completely coated in the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Bake or grill the chicken for approximately 20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165ºF.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.