Healthier BBQ Honey Sesame Chicken

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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!

How to Make Honey Sesame Chicken

  • 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.
  • Pre-heat your barbecue to 350 degrees.
  • Place the chicken on the top grill of the BBQ.
  • Cook the chicken until done.
  • 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.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and brush the glaze over the chicken several times during the last 15 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove the chicken from the BBQ and serve!

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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!

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!

Love,

Karlynn

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Honey Sesame Chicken

Love honey sesame chicken but not the calories? Learn how to make healthier honey sesame chicken on the BBQ at home. This recipe is so much better than the takeout sesame chicken! 

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Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
4
Calories
495
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds chicken, cut in half

Honey Sesame Marinade

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

Honey Sesame Sauce

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

Instructions

  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 the chicken reaches 185°F when an instant read thermometer is placed into the thigh meat ( not touching the bone.)

  5. Fifteen minutes before removing the chicken from the BBQ, place all of the ingredients for the sesame glaze into a small saucepan. 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!

Oven Baked

  1. Place the marinaded chicken onto a baking sheet. 

  2. Bake in a 350 °F oven until the chicken reaches 185°F when an instant read thermometer is placed into the thigh meat ( not touching the bone.) 

  3. Fifteen minutes before removing the chicken from the oven place all of the ingredients for the sesame glaze into a small saucepan. Fry until the garlic is browned.

  4. Brush the glaze over the chicken several times during the last 15 minutes of cooking.

Recipe Notes

The calculator calculates ALL of the sauce,which you do not eat, so the nutritional values are incorrect on this.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 495kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 2364mg, Potassium: 341mg, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 150IU, Vitamin C: 2.2mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1.9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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