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5 from 3 votes

Healthy Sesame Chicken

A lighter version of the Chinese takeout favorite that skips the deep frying!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Poultry
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian marinade chicken, chinese marinade chicken, heatlthy sesame chicken recipe, hoisin chicken recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 210kcal



  • 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces
  • .25 c cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced

Sesame Chicken:

  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce or barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions chopped


  • In a gallon-size plastic bag, combine the chicken, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Press the air from the bag, seal it, and toss a few times to coat the chicken. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • In a large (12-inch) nonstick skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, discard the remaining liquid, and add it to the skillet. Cook, turning to brown on all sides, until cooked through, about 6 minutes. Stir in the hoisin mixture and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the sesame seeds and scallions. Serve


1 serving: 3 WW Freestyle points


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 812mg | Sugar: 6g