Sesame Chicken


  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons bottled minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic  or 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice ( 1 lemon)
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 chicken cutlets cut into bite size pieces
  • olive oil for sauteing
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  • 2 teaspoons  cold water
  • 2teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Prepare glaze.  Combine honey through Worcestershire Sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch and water in a small bowl.  Add salt and pepper. set aside.
  3. Preheat a fry pan; add about a tablespoon of olive oil  to hot pan.  Add chicken all at once and stir fry until completely cooked.
  4. Stir cornstarch with a fork so it is completely dissolved and add to the glaze mixture.
  5. Add honey /cornstarch mixture to the cooked chicken and cook until thickened.  (About a minute.) Sprinkle with sesame seeds
  6. Serve over rice.

As with any stir fry, prep all your ingredients first.  Start you rice first especially if you are using brown rice (45 minutes ) compared to white rice – ( 20 minutes). Once you have all your ingredients prepped, then start cooking! If you cut the chicken in bite sized pieces, this does not take very long to cook.

You could also add stir fried vegetables. Add olive oil to the pan and quickly cook the vegetables until they are crisp tender. Remove from the pan, add extra oil ; then cook the chicken. Add the vegetables back to the pan before you add the glaze.

I use brown rice  and cook the rice in organic chicken broth  and season the broth with  Mrs. Dash’s garlic and herb seasoning.

The vegetables could be a multicolored variety of organic peppers ( red, orange, yellow and green), onions and mushrooms.

I  am really trying to buy only free range , organic  chickens. Way more expensive at Whole Foods but worth the nutritional value.

Make sure the cornstarch is dissolved in cold water and stir again before adding it to the honey mixture.  If you don’t dissolve the cornstarch in cold water you might have a very lumpy sauce.

I just love the taste of this glaze!

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