This better-than-takeout, 30-minute sticky sesame chicken is so super easy to make and so ridiculously delicious, you’ll never need to order this Chinese takeout dish again.
Looking for more Asian-inspired takeout dishes like this chicken recipe? Then try my popular posts for Sticky Asian Grilled Chicken, Asian Citrus Chicken Salad, and Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps.
It’s no secret that I love Asian-inspired takeout-style dishes. LOVE them. This sticky sesame chicken it’s SO good! While there may be about a hundred different ways to make honey sesame chicken, I am going to go out on a limb here and tell you that this one has to be one of the very best sesame chicken recipes out there, if not the best. Seriously!
I know you’re feeling slightly doubtful but just take a look at that photo and tell me if you don’t just want to dive right into it? Thought so!
3 -5 pounds bone in chicken with skin (folks usually use legs and/or thighs)
1 cup ketchup
1 cup honey
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup low sodium soy sauce
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350.
In a sauce pot, combine ketchup, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder over medium heat.
Bring it just to a boil while stirring. Remove from heat.
Arrange chicken pieces in 9×13 dish. Pour entire amount of sauce over chicken, turning pieces with tongs to coat.
Place in oven, uncovered, turning chicken after 45 minutes.continue baking another 30minutes
Fifteen minutes before cooking time is up, flip pieces once more and baste with sauce.