Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken

Make your own takeout with this veggie-packed honey sesame chicken!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword honey sesame chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 312 kcal
Author Rena


  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups sugar snap peas trimmed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth or water
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the snap peas and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Remove the snap peas from the pan; place them on a plate and cover.
  3. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel and turn the heat to high. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil.
  4. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and add them to the pan in a single layer - you may need to do this step in batches. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through.
  5. Add the snap peas back to the pan and cook for 2 more minutes or until the vegetables are warmed through.
  6. In a bowl whisk together the chicken broth, honey, sesame oil, garlic and soy sauce. In a small bowl mix the cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water.
  7. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken and snap peas; cook for 30 seconds. Add the cornstarch and bring to a boil; cook for 1 more minute or until sauce has just started to thicken.
  8. Serve immediately, topped with sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 950mg 40%
Potassium 648mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 20g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 16.7%
Vitamin C 55.1%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 16.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.