Easy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe (One Pot Meal)

One Pot Sesame Chicken Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy honey sesame chicken recipe, made with simple ingredients in one pot. A 30 minute meal- Sweet, spicy, sticky, healthier than Chinese takeout

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: honey sesame chicken
Calories: 325 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1.5 pounds Chicken breast Cut into small 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp Ginger Finely minced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely minced
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce Low sodium
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Hoisin sauce Optional
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2.5 tbsp Brown sugar
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili flakes Optional
  • 1.5 tsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds Preferably roasted, For garnish
  • 1 tbsp Green onions Finely chopped, For garnish


  1. Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a nonstick pot over medium high heat.

  2. Add chicken and saute until golden brown.

  3. Add ginger and garlic and saute for about 1 minute until fragrant. 

  4. Add soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin sauce, honey, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, salt, pepper, red chili flakes and mix until combined.

  5. Dissolve cornstarch in water and pour this mixture in the pot and mix.

  6. Cook uncovered for a few more minutes until liquid is reduced to your desired thickness.

  7. Remove from heat and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Sesame Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 1259mg52%
Potassium 679mg19%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.