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Honey-Sesame Chicken

This chicken is baked instead of fried, and covered in a delicious honey sauce.
Servings 3


  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes


  • Mix the honey, ketchup, olive oil, sesame seeds, soy sauce, lemon juice, Sriracha sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ginger in a bowl until it's a well-combined sauce. Throw in the chicken pieces and toss 'em around to get a nice coating. Put a cover on the bowl and let it chill in the fridge for 2 to 6 hours.
  • Turn the oven up to 350 F.
  • Move the chicken and sauce into an oven-safe dish.
  • Bake the chicken for 8 minutes. Take the dish out of the oven and turn the pieces over, then continue baking until the chicken loses its pink in the center and the juices run clear, another 5 to 8 minutes. Stick a meat thermometer into a piece; if you've got 165 F, you're good.