Healthy sesame chicken

This healthy sesame chicken will be an instant favorite. The savory-sweet sesame sauce makes any food delicious. On top of that, using an air fryer to make the chicken crispy makes this a great combo. Pair it with a nice side dish to make this the perfect trifecta! This recipe is simple and not time consuming as it can be done within 25-30 minutes. Asian American cuisine tend to gear towards crispy or fried food, but by using an air fryer without much oil, this dish is a healthy alternative.


  1. 2 pieces of chicken breast (3oz each) – diced
  2. 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  3. 1 Tbsp soy cauce
  4. 1 Tbsp oil


  1. 1/2 cup water
  2. 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  3. 1 Tbsp black vinegar
  4. 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  5. 4 clove garlic, finely minced
  6. 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  7. Pinch red peper flakes
  8. 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  9. 2 Tbsp honey
  10. 1 Tsp sesame seeds

Preparation – air fryer chicken

  • In a medium bowl combine diced chicken with cornstarch and soy sauce
  • Preheat air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes
  • Place chicken into air fryer at 400F for 8 minutes and flip over the other side and cook additional 8 minutes.

Preparation – sesame sauce

  • In a bowl combine water, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Whisk thoroughly.
  • Pour sauce mixture into the pan and stir slowly over medium-low heat 3-5 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and thickened.
  • Place chicken into sesame sauce pan mix and cook together.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy this dish with a bowl of brown rice and stir fried broccoli.


Sesame sauce prep:

Mix with chicken:

Ingredients on Amazon:

Kadoya Pure Sesame Oil, 11 Fluid Ounce

Argo 100% Pure Corn Starch, 16 Oz

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