This gluten free honey sesame chicken is quick, easy to make, healthy, and perfect for lunch or dinner! It’s the perfect high protein meal that’s also gluten free, dairy free and tastes better than take-out. Serve it over white rice or quinoa and your favorite veggies!
Better than takeout gluten free honey sesame chicken
There is something about Asian food that I just love. It’s definitely one of my favorite cuisines because the dishes are packed with flavor and I must admit I just love white rice paired with sauce and veggies.
The Asian-inspired dishes I like to create are healthier and tastier than what you would get at a restaurant. I am currently drooling just thinking about the next time I’ll be enjoying this dish again. I should also add that this honey sesame sauce is addicting. I just want to have it every day! It’s just that good! The flavor is salty but sweet and slightly spicy.
I’m always in between this gluten free honey sesame chicken or the gluten free sweet and sour chicken, the sauce it’s where it’s at and I enjoy both over rice. Such a good combination!
Ingredients you’ll need
- Chicken breasts – I like to use diced skinless and boneless chicken breasts.
- Cornstarch – The secret ingredient to getting the crispy chicken.
- Oil – Feel free to use either avocado oil or vegetable oil. We’ll use this to pan fry the cornstarch-coated chicken.
- Garlic – Use fresh garlic here, no powder!
- Ginger – Adds so much flavor! I also like to use fresh ginger.
- Hoisin sauce – For a slightly sweet taste. It’s very fragrant so it’ll add a lot of flavor to our sauce.
- Maple syrup – Adds some sweetness to our sauce. Feel free to use sugar or honey.
- Soy sauce – Make sure to use the reduced-sodium and gluten-free soy sauce. If using regular soy sauce use half soy sauce half water. You may also substitute for tamari or coconut aminos.
- Sesame oil – Adds a layer of nutty flavor.
- Sriracha (optional) – For some spice!
- This gluten free honey sesame chicken is best enjoyed fresh. Make sure to prep this dish when you are ready to eat. Once cooked, serve immediately to avoid the chicken losing its crispiness.
- Use a non-stick pan to pan fry the chicken and make sure to add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. You will later lay the cooked chicken over paper towels to help absorb any excess oil.
- Pair this recipe with rice, cauliflower rice, and any veggies you have on hand. Asparagus, spinach, broccoli, peppers, or green beans all work great!
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