Honey Sesame Chicken is one of those meals that seems much, much harder than it actually is.
Actually, this paleo honey sesame chicken makes an awesome weeknight dinner option. It’s much faster than you’d expect, and these succulent chicken bites are a welcome change of pace from chicken thighs or roast chicken!
I’ve been tweaking this recipe for months now, working out the ideal measurements for my tastes. But that’s just for the blog… One of my favorite features of this recipe is that I can make it from memory. The ingredients don’t have to be super exact. You can adjust the honey and coconut aminos as you see fit.
And when you don’t need to continually revisit a recipe to make dinner, you instantly shave precious minutes off of your prep time. I know, I know, we’re talking minutes. But those minutes add up, and suddenly dinner’s ready 10-20 minutes sooner than it would have been.
That’s exactly what I love about recipes like this. Honey sesame chicken is now one of my back pocket recipes — a meal that’s quick to make, uses ingredients that are pantry staples of mine, and I don’t need to dig up the recipe to make it. Arm yourself with 4-5 back pocket recipes, and suddenly the week’s meals are entirely more manageable.
My man spouse is thrilled whenever I make honey sesame chicken. He calls it “chicken with the white dots”. I think he appreciates that it’s a chicken recipe that doesn’t quite taste like chicken. I mean, it’s slathered in a simple honey-tomato sauce, so it’s a bit different from roast chicken or cast iron chicken thighs. We love our chicken, but when you’re eating it for 4+ meals a week, this recipe is a nice variation.
When serving, dish this up with cauliflower rice or white rice, if that’s your jam. Sprinkle with a generous amount of sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Aw, yeah. This is a meal to remember!
Paleo Honey Sesame Chicken