Honey Sesame Chicken

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 | 3 comments

honey sesame chicken

While this dish has a little too much honey to be something we would eat on a regular basis, it is a fabulous fake-out dinner when we’re wanting a treat.

Honey Sesame Chicken


4 chicken breasts, chopped

3/4 c honey

1/4 c tamari (soy sauce)

1/2 yellow onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 c chicken broth

2 tbsp coconut oil

salt and pepper

sesame seeds


  1. heat coconut oil over med hi heat, saute garlic and onion
  2. chop chicken into bite size pieces and add to pan.
  3. Add honey, tomato paste, chicken broth, tamari, salt and pepper.
  4. Turn down to medium low, cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through and the sauce begins to thicken, about 15 minutes.
  5. Add sesame seeds (I used 2 1/2 tbsp) and mix until evenly distributed.


  1. Kristen, this looks/sounds delicious! I am ready for a second dinner lol :)

  2. you left a comment on my blog about how y’all are almost paleo, so I had to come see your recipes. They look DELICIOUS! (my stomach is rumbling and my husband needs to get home asap!) Have you used liquid aminos for soy sauce? That’s all I’ve heard of as a substitute; I’ll have to look into tamari!

    • Thank you! I put a good bit of effort into making sure that my husband completely forgets that he’s not eating whatever he wants LOL….I have used coconut aminos and liked them, although not as well as tamari. I have had a tough time getting ahold of them in some of the places the Army has stationed us. I’ve had good luck though getting good quality, fermented tamari. I’m very sensitive to several food preservatives and typically will pretty noticable bloating with soy sauce. I have no reaction with tamari as long as it’s fermented :)