Sesame Chicken Recipe

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Sesame Chicken is a flavorful, low calorie version of this popular family favorite. Turn it into a meal easily by adding vegetables and rice. 

Asian Glazed Chicken on a white tray.

Sesame Chicken

Sometimes you just need to try something new for dinner. If you’re looking at the entree options and not seeing something you love, spread your search to include some delicious appetizers, many of which can easily be turned into a filling, yummy meal. We know that Sesame Chicken is a highlight meal for tons of families, but this specific recipe is loaded with flavor and low on calories. It doesn’t get better than that! 

If you are serving it as an appetizer, it works great for that. Serve it on toothpicks, or add it to a shish kabob. But if you add a few things, you can turn it into a meal.

Make it a Meal

Sesame Chicken works well when it is paired with rice and a variety of vegetables. Some of the best kinds of vegetables with Sesame Chicken include broccoli, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, asparagus, green beans, carrots and more. The possibilities to add color, texture and flavor to the meal are endless. It’s combinations like this that are sure to make this a staple for your family. You can use white rice or fried rice to accompany the Sesame chicken.

Of, if you want to dress up the dinner with dessert, don’t miss these tasty options as well:

How To Make Sesame Chicken

Asian Glazed Chicken on a white tray.

Asian Glazed Chicken

5 from 4 votes
Sesame Chicken is a flavorful, low calorie version of this popular family favorite. Turn it into a meal easily by adding vegetables and rice. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4


  • Skillet



  • Put chicken and oil in a skillet over medium high heat and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Add broth, balsamic, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger, and hot sauce and cook until liquid comes to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for about 15 minutes. Remove cover and bring heat to medium-high, allowing sauce to reduce down, about 5-10 minutes, until it becomes a thick glaze, turning chicken occasionally. (Keep an eye on glaze, you don’t want it to burn or completely absorb into the chicken)
  • Transfer chicken to a platter and pour glaze on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 26gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 1468mgPotassium: 582mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 7.6mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I love this low cal version of my favorite dish! It had all the flavor I was craving and was really easy to make!

    1. You can use a sweet chili sauce instead.. that will make it so it isn’t spicy at all (and add a little sweetness)