Sweet Sesame Chicken

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes


1 cup uncooked rice
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons lite soy sauce
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 green onions, chopped


1. Prepare rice according to package directions; keep warm.

2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot; add 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until seeds are toasted. Remove seeds from skillet.

3. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Combine chicken and cornstarch, tossing to coat.

4. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken pieces about 5 minutes on each side or until done. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in 1/2 cup pineapple juice and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute or until thickened. Remove skillet from heat.

5. Remove chicken mixture to serving platter. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Serve with warm rice.