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Easy Sesame Chicken

Easy Sesame Chicken – Make your favorite takeout at home! This sesame chicken tosses sweet and savory sauce with crispy chicken pieces and comes together in about 20 minutes!

This post is sponsored by CHEF’S CRAFT®, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Easy Asian recipes are some of my favorite. My family loves them, and when I can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes, I am super happy.

Chinese takeout is a go-to for so many people because it just takes the guess work out of dinner. Well, with this sesame chicken, it is pretty much the same thing! You can make the sauce in about 5 minutes, and it uses pre-breaded, fully-cooked chicken. Faster, tastes better, and just as easy as takeout.

crispy sesame chicken with broccoli and white rice


What Is Sesame Chicken?

Sesame chicken is something you will find on almost every takeout menu and Chinese restaurant in the United States. It is a very Americanized dish. In China, they have a dish with crispy chicken pieces in a sweet and savory sauce, so it is somewhat based on that.

In the United States, it is a thick and delicious sauce that is on the sweeter side because of the brown sugar, or sometimes honey, that is in the sauce. It is tossed with breaded chicken pieces and often served over rice.

sesame chicken on a white plate

I recently discovered CHEF’S CRAFT® gourmet chicken in the freezer section at my Walmart. And I have become a big fan. You can check the Store Locator on their site to see where you can find it near you. It is also available at Food Lion and Meijer grocery stores.

Honestly, I am usually very hesitant about grilled chicken pieces, I am picky about chicken! But the CHEF’S CRAFT Flame Grilled Chicken Breasts Filets and Chunks have won me over. I have them in my freezer to put on salads, to add to chicken wraps, or even throw in with pasta recipes. The chicken is tender, juicy, and the right texture! For me, texture with pre-cooked frozen chicken is everything, and they are doing it right.

sesame chicken with broccoli in a bowl

To make this crispy sesame chicken super quick and easy, I used CHEF’S CRAFT Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks. They cook in under 15 minutes in either the air fryer, microwave, or your conventional oven. They are crispy, tender, and my family had no clue they were gluten-free.

What Is Sesame Chicken Sauce Made Of

It is a super simple sauce that you just mix together and then heat until the cornstarch starts to thicken the sauce.

  • Soy Sauce
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Sesame Oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Brown Sugar
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Chili Flakes
  • Water
sesame chicken with broccoli in a bowl

How To Make Sesame Chicken

  1. Start by cooking the chicken. Follow the package directions for how you want to cook it. You can use the oven, microwave or your air fryer to get them hot and crispy.
  2. Mix together all of the ingredients for the sauce in a liquid measuring cup and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour the sauce mixture into a large skillet and bring to a boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes until it starts to thicken.
  4. Add your cooked chicken and toss until everything is coated.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice if desired.
cooked sesame chicken on a white plate

This sesame chicken recipe could not be easier with the shortcut of using the breaded chicken breast chunks. You could even make this recipe a little healthier with the CHEF’S CRAFT grilled chicken breast chunks, if you choose!

Trust me when I say you need to have your freezer stocked with CHEF’S CRAFT Chicken. It is so versatile and a lifesaver on busy nights. I am so picky with chicken and this one has definitely won me over..

crispy chicken in a sesame sauce

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Yield: 4

Easy Sesame Chicken

cropped sesame chicken picture with broccoli in white bowl

Easy Sesame Chicken – Make your favorite takeout at home! This sesame chicken tosses sweet and savory sauce with crispy chicken pieces and comes together in about 20 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound CHEF'S CRAFT breaded chicken chunks
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 cups cooked white rice


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes


    1. Cook CHEF’S CRAFT breaded chicken breast chunks according to the package directions.
    2. In a liquid measuring cup, mix together all of the ingredients for the sauce, whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
    3. Pour sauce into a large skillet over medium high heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.
    4. Toss cooked chicken with the sauce until evenly coated.
    5. Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    6. Serve over white rice.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 460Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 51mgSodium 565mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 21g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Saturday 27th of February 2021

This meal quickly became a favorite meal at my house! It is so delish!


Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Love how easy and flavorful this is! Definitely a keeper!


Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Yum! Now I know what I will make for dinner tonight. This chicken looks perfect!


Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Yummy! This look so delicious! My family is going to love this recipe! Can't wait!

Amanda Livesay

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Even better than my local takeout place! We loved it!

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