Healthy Sesame Chicken

5 Plates333 cals

Guess what!? We’re finally making a super easy and Healthy Sesame Chicken meal prep! This quick recipe is made with simple ingredients you might already have and takes less than 20 minutes to make. Did I mention that chicken thighs OR breast both work great for this one?

P.S. If you like these kind of quick healthy meal prep recipes let me know in the comments below.

Sesame Chicken Sauce

We’re going to start this one by making our healthy sesame chicken sauce. One of the main goals with this recipe is to keep the sodium down so make sure to use the lowest sodium soy sauce you can find!

To make your sauce add into a bowl 5 tablespoons of a low sodium soy sauce, 1-2 teaspoons of optional hot sauce, 2 teaspoons of minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger, a tablespoon of sesame seeds, and 1 tablespoon of corn starch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water prior to adding it in.

Make sure to mix your corn starch with COLD water as it’ll mix in easier and not clump, this is a crucial step.

Give all of those ingredients a mix until everything is combined.

Hot sauce? I like adding some in when I want to add a little heat to the recipe. This ingredient is optional and will not make or break the recipe.

Next, add 2 pounds of your choice chopped up chicken into a large mixing bowl. I’m using chicken thighs today which are a bit fattier (keeps them juicy!) but I’ll make sure to include the calories for chicken breast as well below in the recipe card.

Also, if you’ve never tried chicken thighs before they’re seriously delicious and almost always cheaper than chicken breast. Some might consider that a life/meal prep hack!

Continue in your mixing bowl with a little salt, black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of corn starch.

Mix everything around, using your hand will make this step easier.

Healthy Sesame Chicken

To make your chicken, you’ll need a pan. Add into it 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil and turn your burner on medium heat. Alternatively, olive oil works great too.

Add in your chicken once it heats up and let it cook for a couple minutes. Flip your chicken over once it browns/crisps up and let it cook for however long it takes to have the same result on that side.

Last, pour in your mix and let it simmer for a few minutes or until your sauce thickens up.

You’ll know it’s done when it looks like this…

Don’t forget, you can easily scale the recipe below to make more or less depending on your meal prep requirements.

Ready for dessert? Try some delicious Mini Sweet Potato Protein Cupcakes!

Healthy Sesame Chicken Recipe

Healthy Sesame Chicken

It's time to meal prep with this delicious, easy, and Healthy Sesame Chicken recipe that takes 20 minutes or less with simple ingredients!
4.30 from 10 votes
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Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: healthy sesame chicken, sesame chicken, sesame chicken breast, sesame chicken thighs
Servings: 5 Plates
Calories: 333kcal
Cost: $6.50

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  • 5 Tablespoons Soy Sauce - Low Sodium
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Hot Sauce - *Optional for heat
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 2 Tablespoons Water - Cold will mix best


  • 2 Pounds Chicken Thighs - or Chicken Breast (less fat)
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil - Toasted (or Other Oil)



  • Mix together your Corn Starch and COLD Water
  • Add that and the rest of your ingredients into a mixing bowl
  • Mix everything together


  • Trim the fat off of and cut your Chicken into pieces
  • Add your chopped up Chicken, Corn Starch, Salt, and Black Pepper into a bowl
  • Mix everything around until all of your Chicken has been coated (using a hand will make this easier)
  • Add your Sesame Oil into a pan over Medium Heat
  • Dump in your Chicken mix once it heats up and let it cook for a couple minutes
  • Flip your Chicken over once that side has browned/crisped up and let it cook for an additional couple minutes
  • Pour in your Sauce and simmer on Low Heat for a few minutes or until your Sauce thickens up



Calories in the WHOLE recipe Chicken Thighs:
  • Calories: 1668
  • Fat: 76g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 3202mg
  • Carbs: 62g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 34g
  • Protein: 184g
Calories in Each Serving  (makes 5) with Chicken Thighs:
  • Calories: 333
  • Fat: 15.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 640.4mg
  • Carbs: 12.4g
  • Fiber: .2g
  • Sugar: 6.8g
  • Protein: 36.8g
Calories in the WHOLE recipe Chicken Breast:
  • Calories: 1563
  • Fat: 59g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.4g
  • Sodium: 3452mg
  • Carbs: 62g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Protein: 196g
Calories in Each Serving  (makes 5) with Chicken Breast:
  • Calories: 312
  • Fat: 11.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Sodium: 690.4mg
  • Carbs: 12.4g
  • Fiber: .2g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 39.2g


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.4g | Protein: 36.8g | Fat: 15.2g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 640.4mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 6.8g

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