Thursday, March 22, 2012

Honey Sesame Chicken

I found this recipe on Pinterest via this super cute blog called Table for Two Her recipe is a crock pot recipe but I did mine on the stove. Her recipe can be found HERE mine is just adapted from hers and is below. Enjoy!!

Yield: 4 servings

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, about 4
Garlic Salt 
1 cup of honey
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
TINY bit of water
1 can  of pineapple chunks & juice from can
Sesame seeds (which I forgot)


  1. Trim all the fat off the chicken breast. Slice in thin slices. Add a small amount of oil to a skillet, once oil is heated add chicken to skillet. Season to liking with garlic salt and pepper. They will cook fast and before every thing else is done, that is okay. Once cooked remove skillet from heat.
  2. In a medium sized pan, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, oil, garlic, about 1/4 - 1/2 the can of pineapple juice and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine well.
  3. In a small bowl add cornstarch and a tiny bit of water, mix very well until there are no lumps, slowly add to your sauce, make sure you are stirring the whole time. Once well mixed into the sauce, simmer sauce and continue to stir until it gets thick. This may take a few minutes - do not add more cornstarch! If you can't get it to thicken just turn the heat up. You want to to cook for a couple minutes to cook out that chalky cornstarch flavor/consistency.
  4. When done, remove chicken from skillet and add to sauce, also add the pineapple chunks. You could do mandarin oranges or snow peas or broccoli too. Mix well and serve hot over rice and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.

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