Sesame Chicken

I absolutely love trying my hand at restaurant-style meals in the comfort of my own kitchen. Homemade meals (almost) always taste better, and there’s a lot of satisfaction that comes with producing a high quality meal on your own. I found this recipe while flipping through one of my mom’s really old cookbooks – the kind where everyone from the neighborhood compiles their recipes, and produces a book for everyone. What a great find! The best part about this dish is that while it does look like it came from a restaurant, it’s super easy to make – win/win!

Printable Recipe
Serves 2

4 chicken tenderloins, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp garlic powder
sesame seeds, to taste
1 package microwaveable brown rice

Place the chicken in a shallow baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Stir until well combined.

Pour the sauce over the chicken, cover with foil, and bake at 325 for an hour.

After an hour has passed, uncover, and sprinkle the chicken with sesame seeds. Bake, uncovered, for another 30 minutes.

Prepare the rice, and top immediately with the chicken. We poured the extra sauce over our rice, because we loved the flavor so much.


  • Chloe Moon
    March 20, 2013

    This looks absolutely delicious!!!! =)

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  • jessica {creative index}
    March 20, 2013

    This look delicious and easy! I’m definitely going to try this! πŸ™‚

  • Kyla
    March 22, 2013

    Mmm, this looks so good! And simple too. I’m all about simple recipes!

  • Ashley
    March 25, 2013

    Thanks, you guys! If you do make it, please let me know how it turned out πŸ™‚

  • Lindsey Milner
    August 12, 2014

    Just tried it, very good! A little bit sweet for my likening, but lightly salting the rice counteracted the sweetness well.

  • Debbie
    September 8, 2014

    I made this recipe tonight and it was very tasty. I cut my chicken into bite size pieces and baked at 350 degrees for 35 minutes and it was cooked. (My oven does cook fast). Also, I didn’t have honey so I substituted agauve nectar which worked just as well. I also used a corning ware dish and I guess it wasn’t deep enough because now I am cleaning my oven. Oh well, it was worth it. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Gdaigle
    November 5, 2014

    I made this last night. It was delicious!! I plan on making it for a group of people next week. I can’t wait to share it!!

  • Bianca
    November 10, 2014

    How many calories is a serving of this recipe?

  • Katherine
    January 8, 2015

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe. My two boys who are picky eaters love this! When I made it for a second time, my five year old said yea, which never happens! Always trying to find something that is tasty and not a hassle to make after working all day. Thanks again, a new family favorite!

    • ashleynevis
      January 12, 2015

      Hi Katherine! I’m SO glad to hear you and your kids liked this! It’s so great to hear that it’s one of your new favorite recipes πŸ™‚

  • Christina
    January 19, 2015

    Mine was a little over cooked, I would recommend cooking for 30 mins because the bite size pieces cook rather quickly. Other than that, it was delicious! The sauce was so yummy, thanks so much for sharing such a great, easy recipe!

  • Jessica
    February 19, 2015

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! Its become a regular addition to the weekly menu here at my house. I made a few changes (fresh garlic and a dash of sesame oil), but the original recipe is still wonderful just as it is.

  • Nadia
    February 26, 2015

    Delicious and easy thank you!

  • Sb
    May 14, 2015

    I would cut back on the sugar, I found this dish very sweet. Otherwise easy to make πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    June 13, 2015

    Do you think this would work for cubes of beef instead of chicken? I think I’m going to give it a shot after thawing out a mystery bag of beef cubes in my freezer πŸ™‚

    • ashleynevis
      June 13, 2015

      Hi Laura, I’d say it’s worth trying! I’d love to hear how it turns out with beef, so let me know πŸ™‚

      • Laura
        June 14, 2015

        Hi Ashley,
        I’m glad I gave it a whirl, but I don’t think I’ll use the recipe for beef again. Something just tasted off – not sure what! I probably should have seared the meat first. I wouldn’t recommend it with beef. Thanks again for your recipe!

  • Kylee Johnston
    July 3, 2015

    In the oven right now! Excited to see how it turns out!!

  • Karen
    October 1, 2015

    This recipe is similar to a crock pot version I’ve made. Only easier and more delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  • Joy
    December 8, 2015

    Im thinking about adding broccoli to it and more chicken… what do you think? Im new to cooking lol any tips on what id like to do?

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