Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

This Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe is just 273 calories (per cup!) and is low sugar and low in carbs!

Did you know that for the same serving size at PF Changs you’re looking at 870 calories?! This one is way healthier, and much cheaper too!

Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

Best of all, this lower calorie, lower cost, homemade sesame chicken recipe takes just 15 minutes (including prep time!) to make… You can’t even find parking at PF Changs in 15 minutes!

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We’ve supplied you with a low calorie (and low sugar) honey sesame chicken sauce… and we recommend doubling the sauce as you’ll want to pour it over chicken for the rest of the week.

This Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe is just 273 calories (per cup!) and is low sugar and low in carbs!

Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make homemade sesame chicken Chinese recipes.

From a shopping list, to a printable card. You’ll even find a nutrition, and comparisons to other sesame chicken recipes… so you know you’re getting the healthiest recipe.

To make this Chinese chicken recipe easy, we’ve supplied you with the following sections.

Read through them for helpful resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Healthy Sesame Chicken Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Sesame Chicken
  • Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories Sesame Chicken

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this honey sesame chicken breast recipe to Pinterest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for our easy sesame chicken recipe…

Healthy Sesame Chicken Ingredients

Like we said above, this is a healthy Chinese chicken dish.. and to keep the sesame chicken calories low, we skipped the frying.

This also means we cut the time it takes to make the Chinese chicken recipe, and made it easier to modify for gluten-free diets.

Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

Shopping List for Healthier Sesame Chicken Recipes:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie sesame chicken sauce recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for our healthy Chinese chicken dishes can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make Chinese chicken recipes healthy…

How to Make Sesame Chicken

This 15 minute Chinese chicken dinner is fast and easy… Plus you can meal prep it by making the sauce and cubing the chicken ahead of time.

You can even make the rice (or buy frozen cauliflower rice) ahead of time to make this recipe sesame chicken even faster and easier.

Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

How to Make a Sesame Chicken Recipe Easy:

  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat, spray with olive oil and add in the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the garlic, honey, soy sauce, tomato sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil and cornstarch in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add the sesame chicken sauce to the chicken. Toss well to coat the chicken, and cook for 5 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thickened.
  4. Top with sesame seeds and serve over rice, or cauliflower rice.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best Chinese chicken dishes made healthy…

Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

To make this Chinese sesame chicken recipe easy, we added 2X and 3X buttons… simply click the buttons to double or triple the ingredients and the amount of servings you need to make.

We made this sesame chicken healthy by skipping the frying (which would require flour, eggs, and oil) and found that we didn’t even miss it! If the sesame chicken sauce is great (like this one), you don’t need to fry the chicken first!

Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

Healthy Sesame Chicken (JUST 273 CALORIES)

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This healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken is just 273 calories per cup!
We skipped the breading and frying of the chicken, and found that we liked it even better… Plus it lowered the carbs, sugar and calories by a lot!
Special Tip: If you're looking to make an extra healthy sesame chicken dinner, serve over cauliflower rice (or Cauliflower fried rice- recipe below) and save even more calories and carbs.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6 servings
Calories 273 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large pan over medium heat, spray with olive oil and add in the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the garlic, honey, soy sauce, tomato sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil and cornstarch in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add the sesame chicken sauce to the chicken. Toss well to coat the chicken, and cook for 5 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thickened.
  • Top with sesame seeds and serve over rice, or cauliflower rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupSodium: 677mgCalcium: 52mgSugar: 1.1gFiber: 0.8gPotassium: 385mgCholesterol: 101mgCalories: 273kcalSaturated Fat: 2.9gFat: 12.3gProtein: 34.4gCarbohydrates: 4gIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, Chinese
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Nutrition and Calories Sesame Chicken

This low calorie sesame chicken is healthy and delicious… but how does it compare to the big chains and Chinese restaurants?

Below we have shared the calories (for the same serving size) of sesame chicken for PF Changs, Panda Express, and the average Chinese Restaurant… and below that the nutrition label for our healthy sesame chicken recipe.

  • 870 Calories in PF Chang’s Sesame Chicken
  • 490 Calories in Panda Express Sesame Chicken
  • 890 Calories in average Chinese Restaurant Sesame Chicken
  • 273 Calories in Lose Weight By Eating’s Sesame Chicken (recipe above)
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