Honey-Sesame Chicken With Ginger (Gluten-Free)

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: April 16th, 2023

In this better-for-you version of sesame chicken, the balanced sweet and savory flavors come alive in a coating of tangy sauce. A light tempura batter comes together with a clever mix of gluten-free pancake mix and eggs (no cornstarch here). The sweetness in the sauce comes from a high-grade manuka honey instead of refined sugar. Prep and cook time clock in at 30 minutes for piping hot, beautifully seasoned Asian-style chicken that you’ll feel good about eating.

Honey Sesame Chicken with Ginger on Oval Platter

Honey Sesame Chicken with Ginger on Oval Platter
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Honey-Sesame Chicken With Ginger (Gluten-Free)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 481 kcal
Author Liana Werner-Gray


Tempura batter

Sesame sauce



  1. In mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients for batter.
  2. Add chicken pieces to batter and stir to coat.
  3. In bowl, add all sauce ingredients and stir until well combined.
  4. In large wok or frying pan, heat 1-inch oil until hot. Carefully add chicken in batches, frying until golden-brown, about 3 minutes per side.
  5. In separate frying pan over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil, add garlic, ginger, salt and red pepper flakes and stir fry 30 seconds. Stir in sauce until well combined and hot. Add chicken and coat quickly.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and green onions.

Notes: Serve with steamed broccoli or green beans and rice if desired.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Honey-Sesame Chicken With Ginger (Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 190mg63%
Sodium 363mg15%
Potassium 372mg11%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 438IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.