Saturday, February 11, 2012

Honey Sesame Chicken- Gluten Free, Soy Free, Corn Free

I saw this recipe on Pinterest the other day and just had to try it.
Photo From My Kitchen Snippets
 This recipe is adapted from My Kitchen Snippets.

I made the sauce two ways because some us are allergic to soy.
To make this soy free us the coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
Additionally, I made this with pork and it was just as scrumptious.
This dish was a huge hit in our house.

3 pieces of chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1 Tbsp GF Soy Sauce  or  Raw Organic Vegan Coconut Aminos 
1 Tbsp of gluten free chicken broth 
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup GF all purpose flour
1/4 cup arrowroot starch (if you are avoiding corn, otherwise use cornstarch)
Salt and pepper to taste 

3 Tbsp sweet chili sauce (I use Trader Joe's, it is corn free, gf)
2 Tbsp GF ketchup
2 Tbsp  honey
1 Tbsp GF Soy Sauce  or Raw Organic Vegan Coconut Aminos 

  • In a bowl mix soy sauce, broth, sugar, sesame oil, salt, and pepper.  Add cubed chicken and let marinate for at least 1 hour.  
  • In a bowl mix flour and arrowroot starch.  
  • Coat each piece of chicken in the flour mixture and set aside to fry.
  • Heat oil for frying.  Fry chicken until golden brown.  Depending on the size of your chicken cook for 4-5 minutes. (I used a deep fryer and fried it at 340˚F for about 4 to 5 minutes.)
  • Drain chicken on a paper towel lined dish and repeat until all the chicken is fried.
  • In a sauce pan, mix all the sauce ingredients together and bring to a boil.  Let the sauce thicken a bit.
  • Remove sauce from heat.
  • Place your fried chicken in a bowl and toss with the sauce. 
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve over warm rice. 

Cook's Notes:
You can mix up the sauce ahead of time and boil it right before serving.
The author of this recipe notes that you can use bone in chicken, chicken thighs, chicken wings, or even pork ribs for this dish.
I add just a few stalks of steam broccoli to the this dish.  More like a garnish, like they do at Chinese restaurants.

Gluten Free, Soy Free, Corn Free Version


  1. I have a corn allergy and I can not find chicken that I do not get a reaction from. What brand of chicken did you use?

  2. I am sorry to hear that you have such a bad reaction to chicken. I use chicken from a friend who raises them on her small sustainable farm. I do that because I know what she is feeding them. Maybe try a local farmer's market? Good luck.

    1. Thank you for your response. I am going to have to search for one that does not feed their chickens corn. Thank you again