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Honey Ginger Sesame Chicken

This yummy honey ginger sesame chicken is a surprisingly quick and amazingly easy one-pot meal guaranteed to be a weeknight staple. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: chicken thighs, ginger, honey, sesame
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Ty


  • 2 lb or 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 cloves garlic grated or minced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes optional


  • Whisk together honey, 1 tbsp of the sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, scallions, garlic, and red pepper flakes and set aside. 
  • Toss together the salt, pepper, and ginger and sprinkle on both sides of the chicken. Heat remaining tablespoon of sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides until fully cooked. Approx 4 min per side. Check for doneness with a food thermometer.
  • Lower the heat and pour the honey mixture over the chicken thighs. Coat both sides well with the sauce and allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately over rice.  


Serving: 0g | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.5mg