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Healthier BBQ Honey Sesame Chicken

Healthier BBQ Honey Sesame Chicken

Oh, I love honey sesame chicken. I love the thick batter on it, the crispy, fried yumminess that it is.

I don’t,  however, like how unhealthy it is for you.

I wanted to recreate honey sesame chicken in a healthier, no breading or flour version,

Barbequed, for sure. Gorgeous sesame taste, absolutely!

Healthier BBQ Honey Sesame Chicken

This BBQ Honey Sesame Chicken is probably one of my favorite BBQ chicken dishes that I have ever done, but then again I am in love with sesame oil. It is my favorite oil to use for flavor, bar none.

Add in garlic, honey and a little bit of ginger? Oh so delicious!


Healthier BBQ Honey Sesame Chicken

You most likely already have the ingredients in your fridge or pantry as I did, making it a nice easy recipe to whip up the night before and leave it to marinade all day long in the fridge. All you have to do is come home, pour yourself a glass of wine and put the chicken on the BBQ! Add a side of corn and a salad? Dinner is served!

Happy Cooking everyone!




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Healthier BBQ Honey Sesame Chicken

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 55 min


  • lb One 2-3 chicken cut in half

Sesame Marinade

  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • tablespoon sesame oil

Sesame Glaze:

  • 3 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1/3 tsp ginger powder OR 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 1 green onion diced
  • 2 tbsp honey or to taste
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste


  1. Combine the ingredients for the sesame marinade. Pierce chicken with a fork in a few places, then place the chicken in a large container, pour the marinade over the top. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or all day.
  2. Pre-heat your barbeque to 350 degrees.
  3. Place the chicken on the top grill (less flare ups that will char the chicken) or place on one side of the BBQ and leave the element off underneath the chicken. (the other two elements will be enough heat). Direct flames under the chicken can flare up and burn it.
  4. Cook the chicken until done.
  5. Fifteen minutes before removing the chicken from the BBQ, place all of the ingredients for the sesame glaze into a small skillet. Fry until the garlic is browned.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat and brush the glaze over the chicken several times during the last 15 minutes of cooking.
  7. Remove the chicken from the BBQ and serve!


  • Serving Size: 4

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.






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  • Reply
    Ross Bellwood
    July 9, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Copied, Printed & Filed under BBQ! \U0001f61b

  • Reply
    Ross Bellwood
    July 9, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Copied, Printed & Filed under BBQ! \U0001f61b

  • Reply
    Mark Wicklund
    June 5, 2016 at 2:46 am

    We don’t need no stinking breading

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