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Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken with Vegetable Stir-Fry

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Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken—crispy ginger fried chicken made sticky and yummy with a sweet honey ginger sesame sauce with a side of stir-fried veggies.

Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken

This recipe is a crowd-pleasing champion of recipes. It is a much-loved favorite with the family; the kids especially. But who wouldn’t love flash-fried gingery chicken covered in a sticky honey glaze? It sounds amazing and it is just so. Make this Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken with crisp stir-fried veggies for the family to earn a gang of brownie points!

Better then takeout sesame chicken

sesame ginger plated

Sesame chicken is always listed with a little Star on takeout menus indicating that it is a popular item. For good reason. Sesame chicken is crispy, sticky, and a bit on the sweet side with a little bit of tang to cut through it. It hits all of the tastebud notes that make the tongue dance. This recipe does the same but ups the dance factor by a billion notches with honey and ginger.

Recipe to serve with stir-fry

veggie stir fry

Instead of plain rice, try my Cilantro Lime Rice with this recipe. And don’t forget about the Baked Chicken Egg Rolls and Stir-Fried Steamed Garlic Green Bean!

What you need to make honey ginger sesame chicken

honey ginger sesame chicken ingredients

Chicken thighs
Honey
Garlic cloves

Fresh ginger
Scallions
Soy sauce
Canola oil
Sesame oil
Cornstarch
Rice wine vinegar
Sesame seeds

How to debone chicken thighs

boneless skinless chicken thighs

For this recipe, I used whole thighs that I deboned and skinned before cutting into chunks. To remove the bone, turn the chicken skin side down with the bone facing up.

removing a bone from a chicken thigh

Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, cut the cartilage loose from the meat to release the bone. Removed the skin by pulling at either side to lift it off. Trim any visible fat before cutting into pieces.

Lets make honey ginger sesame chicken

honey ginger sesame sauce

Start by making the sauce with honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, scallion, and sesame seeds.

stir fried veggies

Then toss together the cornstarch, and remaining spice to coat the chicken. Heat the oil and fry the chicken piece until crisp. Remove the chicken and sauté the veggies.

sesame chicken in a wok

Finally, remove the veggies from the pan and add the sauce add to thicken. Return the chicken to the pan and stir well.

honey ginger chicken in a bowl with rice and vegetables

Turn off the heat and serve immediately over the cooked rice with sesame seeds to garnish and the veggie stir-fry on the side.

More delicious Asian-inspired takeout fake-out recipes

Easy Shrimp Lo Mein
Asian-Inspired Beef Bowls
Sesame Ginger Slaw

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*This recipe was updated on 8/18/2020 for improved recipe and content. It was first published on 8/18/2018.*

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Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken with Vegetable Stir-Fry

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Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken—crispy ginger fried chicken made sticky and yummy with a sweet honey ginger sesame sauce with a side of stir-fried veggies.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into chunks
  • 1/4 c canola oil
  • 1/4 c cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds more to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes optional to taste

Vegetable Stir-Fry

  • 1 c broccoli florets
  • 1/2 c carrots shredded
  • 2 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 1 red pepper cut into strips
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked white rice

Instructions

  • Whisk together the honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, scallion, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds; set aside.
  • Toss together the cornstarch, salt, pepper, and ginger powder in a container. Add the chicken and shake to coat.
  • Heat the canola oil in a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken pieces to the hot oil and fry until done about 4-5 minutes. Stir frequently. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  • To the wok, add the broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and red pepper strips. Season with a pinch of salt if desired. Sauté over medium-high heat until slightly tender; about 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove it from the pan.
  • Finally, add the sauce to the pan and bring it to a boil 2-3 minutes to thicken. Add the cooked chicken to the sauce and coat well. Turn off the heat and serve immediately over cooked rice with sesame seeds to garnish and the stir-fried vegetables on the side.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 985mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: chicken thighs, ginger, honey, sesame
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 446kcal
Author: Ty

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