Sesame Chicken With Lemon Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Chicken in a simple sesame-lemon sauce. Using a lower sodium chicken broth, the dish can be healthy as well. Serve over a bed of hot cooked rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and pat dry chicken breasts with paper towels.
  2. Pour sesame oil onto a deep plate or into a shallow bowl and dredge chicken breast so both sides are coated with oil.
  3. Place chicken on the unheated rack of a broiler pan, sprinkle with pepper and broil 4-5 inches from heat for about 5 minutes or until meat is cooked through and no longer pink.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine chicken broth, scallions, sesame seed, lemon zest, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
  5. Cook and stir over low-medium heat until sauce becomes thickened and bubbly and transparent, then cook for 1 minute more.
  6. Pour sauce over chicken and serve immediately.
  7. (If serving over rice, place chicken over rice before topping with sauce).


Most Helpful

This was good. I doubled the sauce mixture, just to be sure I had enough. That worked well if you think you might have some leftovers. It has a light, lemony taste.

Julie F March 24, 2009

This was a delicious way to make chicken! Very easy to prepare and a great citrus flavor without being TOO lemony. I will be making this again, and would recommend it to anyone who loves Sesame Chicken with a twist. :) Thank you!! :o)

*OzMan* July 06, 2007

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