Simple Sesame Ginger Chicken

"This is a quick way to flavor chicken; because it's thick, you can baste instead of having to marinate. I suggested a couple of different ways to prepare this."
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  • Blend the soy sauce, honey, sesame seeds, and ginger well.
  • Baste the chicken breasts and broil or grill 5-8 minutes on each side, brushing frequently with sauce.
  • Alternately, cube the chicken and baste/marinate in the sauce, then fry in very hot oil and serve with vegetables over rice as a stir-fry.

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  1. ShortieNJ
    so yummy, i cubed the chicken and cooked down the sauce to reduce it. served this with some brown rice and veggies. the sauce is delish :-) thanks for posting
  2. JudithY
    Fabulous! I made this for dinner tonight and we all loved it. I did add some green onions, garlic, peppers and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes. This is very close to what you get in Chinese restaurants.
  3. jessbailey7
    The sauce didn't have as much sesame flavor as I would have liked and on the grill it burned and turned black and not so tasty. Next time I think I would try adding some garlic and red pepper flakes to give it a bit more flavor.
  4. Melissa E.
    So delicious!! And extremely easy! I added a little red pepper flakes and garlic..and cooked the chicken in some sesame oil, but it was delicious. Was a little too much ginger for my husband, so next time I might use half as much....but I LOVE ginger and it was extremely flavorful!!
  5. dacelovestocook
    Simple and delicious!


  1. joannaopaskar
    This marinade has a great flavor. Here's an adaptation I came up with that also turned out well: substitute pork for the chicken (I use the boneless butterfly chops), and cook on low in the crockpot for 6-8 hrs., adding water chestnuts and broccoli for the last 30 min. Goes well over rice.
  2. jaynine
    Wonderful taste and so easy! I stir-fried chicken breast pieces and then simmered them in this sauce for about 30 minutes. The chicken came out beautifully golden brown and delicious. I also used garlic instead of ginger. Will definitely make again!
  3. Len23
    Loved it! It was quick and easy with simple ingredients, perfect for when you don't really want to cook. I cut down on the ginger (not my favorite) and replaced some of it with garlic instead. Turned out great!



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