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Healthier Honey Sesame Orange Chicken

This recipe is made with boneless chicken breast cooked in a honey sesame sauce sweetened with a hint of honey and tangy flavor! It's like your takeout order but healthier and from the comfort of your own kitchen!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian recipe, orange chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Winnie Liong


  • 1 large chicken breast cut into chunks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

Honey Sesame Orange Sauce

  • 2 tsp warm water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp mirin or rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • green onions and sesame seeds, for garnish


  • Prepare orange chicken sauce by mixing together 2 tsp warm water with cornstarch in a medium bowl. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and mix well.
  • Cut chicken into chunks and season with salt and pepper. Add into sauce and allow to marinate for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat pan to medium heat with sesame oil and add all the chicken with sauce into pan, cook until thickened, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Serve on top of rice, side of veggies and with a garnish of green onions and sesame seeds!