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Skinny Sesame Chicken in bowl with rice.

Skinny Sesame Chicken

Skinny Sesame Chicken with a spicy and sweet thick glazed flavored with sesame oil is the perfect diet takeout copycat recipe!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 208 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast boneless and skinless (cut into 1" chunks)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon room temperature water
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds


  1. Add the canola oil to a heavy skillet on high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and cook until browned and crisp.
  3. Remove the chicken, add in the sesame oil and heat.
  4. Add in the garlic, ginger and crushed red peppers and cook for 10-15 seconds.
  5. Add in the chicken broth, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar and corn starch slurry.
  6. Cook until thickened and reduced before adding in the chicken and combining.
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds.

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Nutrition Facts
Skinny Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th recipe)
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.1g11%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 423mg18%
Carbohydrates 8.9g3%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 25.3g51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.