Sticky Sesame Chicken Recipe

My husband and I just made an offer on our first home, which means we have to stick to a budget until we close!  We usually go out to eat every weekend, but to save us a few bucks, I decided to make a restaurant worthy dish at home!  The best part is, I had all of the ingredients in my fridge, freezer and pantry.  Don’t you just love when that happens?!

Serves: 4-6

Sticky Sesame Chicken Recipe

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds frozen popcorn chicken
  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Cook popcorn chicken as directed on package.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together honey, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and salt and pepper. Bring sauce to a boil while stirring and simmer for a few minutes until sauce slightly thickens.  
  3. Toss cooked chicken in sauce and serve over rice.  
  4. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.



118 cal


31 g


1 g
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32 Responses to “Sticky Sesame Chicken Recipe”

  1. Easy Life Meal & Party Planning
    I was so excited when I saw your recipe on Foody Schmoody. My daughter and I love Sesame Chicken and I have tried a few recipes but it just wasn't to my liking. Yours sounds like it might hit the mark! Pinned it to my cooking bucket list.
  2. We just had this for the first time for dinner tonight. OMGoodness!!!! It was SOOOO good!! It's better than the Chinese take out place we usually get it from. It was also super quick and easy to make!! This is definitely a keeper!!
  3. made this tonight using chicken tenders (chopped) and then rolled in egg and matza crumbs (I like the flavor) then followed the recipe. Very good, even better than some take out food ordered. will make again and ty for posting the recipe!
  4. Suzanne
    Made this tonight...just finished eating actually. It is very good and very easy. Next time I will probably do 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar for more flavor and will probably reduce the ketchup by one tblsp. It tasted a little too much of ketchup. I did use the Tyson popcorn chicken for time sake but next time I will cut up chicken breast and make them myself. This one passed the family test so I will use it again! Thanks for sharing it!
  5. Mix a little cornstarch and water together. ( I do a tsp or 2 of each, and usually I dont use it all) Stir into the sauce slowly, just a little bit at a time. It will thicken up quick, so stir constantly! I thicken everything this way.....Im trying this recipe out tomorrow. My 3 kids and I LOVE sesame chicken, but takeout can be SO expensive. This seems so easy and economical!! Thanks for posting!!
  6. I recently began taking an interest in the culinary arts and was looking for something simple to make with ingredients I already had at home. This recipe sounded easy and appetizing, so naturally I tried making it. Needless to say, it was a hit among my family! I loved it as well, and was genuinely surprised by the outcome because I'd been afraid I'd done something wrong. Things seemed to turn out well though! Definitely something I'd make again!

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