Baked Honey Sesame Chicken

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Baked Honey Sesame Chicken

Baked Honey Sesame Chicken is one of those dishes that is well received by most kids and adults. I used to make it quite often before my blogging days when dishes were often repeated. These days new dishes appear on the table frequently unless there is a request for a repeat. On the other hand, new dishes may be repeated two or three times in succession when a recipe is being tested. Family members of a food blogger are indeed “long-suffering” and I cannot thank my hubby and boys enough for their patience and for allowing me to use them as taste testers.

Last week Ro-Jiro mentioned that he missed this dish and requested that I make it for him. How could I refuse? This is such a simple recipe that uses only 5 ingredients, all of which I have in the freezer and pantry. Since I had a nice big pack of skinless boneless chicken thighs, I decided to use them instead of running to the store for bone-in chicken thighs. Baking time was reduced as they cook much faster but they are just as moist and delicious.

Baked Honey Sesame Chicken

The pan juices may be used as it or transferred to a small saucepan and heated until thicken if you have the time. Either way works. The boys like it as is to flavor their rice.

Baked Honey Sesame Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Baked Honey Sesame Chicken


  • 2½ lbs (1.1 kg) skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup (100g) honey
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds


Combine chicken, salt, pepper, and honey in a large bowl. Mix well, cover with plastic and leave in the refrigerator to marinade for at least 1 hour.

Coat a large baking pan with a thin layer of vegetable oil. Place marinated chicken in the pan. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sesame seeds evenly over chicken. Flip chicken pieces over and sprinkle remaining tablespoon of sesame seeds over the chicken.

Bake in a 375°F (190°C) oven for 45 minutes, basting chicken twice at 15 minutes interval.

Remove and drizzle some pan juices over chicken if desired.

Serve immediately.

Baked Honey Sesame Chicken

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)


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5 Responses

  1. Hubby and Dudette would be in hearty agreement They have to ask me to repeat a dish, sometimes more than once. I think I will add this to the mix for them though. It looks delicious.

  2. Jeannie Tay says:

    Hi Biren, This is one of my favorite chicken although I usually fry it. Baking sounds like a much healthier version, I should try this soon!

  3. Ramona says:

    This is a simply delicious dish!!

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