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Honey Sesame Chicken

I am surrounded by delicious, authentic Chinese food and I have lots of local favorites. There is a cabbage dish at a local restaurant that I could literally eat every single day for the rest of my life. I’ve also come to appreciate and love a level of spicy unlike anything I’ve ever had in the US (seriously, not the kind of spicy that makes you sweat, the kind that literally makes your mouth go numb). And there is a green bean dish that I order at every single restaurant that has it. But sometimes….

Well… sometimes I crave American Chinese food. That’s right. I live in China and I crave Chinese food – from America. Food that is sticky and sweet and salty (kind of like the Jack Daniels Glaze). Sad, I know.

I was having one of those cravings a few weeks ago, so I went on the hunt for a recipe. I came across this Honey Sesame Chicken and I knew it would be a winner. This chicken had all of the flavors I was looking for. The recipe originally called for using a crockpot – but I don’t have one here in China, so I just used my dutch oven and cooked it in the oven. It was still very easy and mostly hands off! I’ll include both methods so you can choose!



This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Nicole, RD

    Yum!!! Looks DELICIOUS! Isn’t it crazy that 2 chicken breasts is probably close to a pound and will feed 4 meal’s worth!?

    1. Jessica

      It is crazy! I’m always surprised how much I can get out of 2 chicken breasts!

  2. Denise @ TLT

    Love these kind of dishes. Sometimes you want authentic food and sometimes a Western version is just more appealing, I am the same! This chicken looks and sounds delicious.

  3. Dunja

    Saw this on foodgawker and knew it would instantly satisfy my craving for something sweet,sticky, and salty. Loved it! Very easy to make and to clean up. And it makes enough for 3 portions at least. So glad I stumbled onto this recipe, it’s a keeper.

  4. Sophie S

    Made this for dinner and it came out amazing!! Plus my boyfriend could not stop raving about how good it was. Thanks for the delicious recipe! I will definitely make it again.

  5. Tj

    is that 2 tbsp pr 2 cups of ketchup??

    1. Jessica


  6. Steph

    Betcha this would be simply amazing the next day in a quesadilla with…wait for it….pineapple!

    (full disclosure: I made this chicken about two weeks ago, and that’s what I did with it. Really is good.)

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