Save money and calories by making your own Chinese takeout! This Honey Sriracha Sesame Chicken is equal parts sweet and spicy and over the top delicious!
Who likes takeout food? If you said no I don’t believe you. Seriously, who doesn’t love a box full of delicious comfort food. Whether it’s Chinese, Greek, Mexican, or a juicy burger, I love it all. Out of all the takeout food options Chinese is probably my favorite. I don’t know if it’s the cute takeout boxes, the crispy, salty, fried food, or the challenge of trying to eat it with chopsticks, something about it draws me in.
Honey chicken is one of my favorites, I love the sweetness from the honey! To save myself both money and a boatload of calories I decided it was time to make my own version at home. This Honey Sriracha Sesame Chicken will give any box of Chinese takeout a run for their money and it will do it with a fraction of the calories and fat!
Making the Honey Sriracha Sesame Chicken is super easy and probably takes the same amount of time if not less than placing your order, waiting for the food, and going to pick it up at your favorite restaurant. Start by dicing two large chicken breasts into about 1 inch pieces. Throw them in a resealable freezer bag along with salt, pepper, and some cornstarch, then seal the bag and shake it up until all of the chicken is coated.
The sauce of course is the most important part. This sauce is both equally sweet and spicy. The sweetness comes from ketchup and honey while the heat comes from the sriracha. Depending on how spicy you like your food you can add more or less. I found that using a tablespoon of the sriracha gave it plenty of heat, but still allowed you to taste the other flavors with out burning your tongue off. When it comes to adding something spicy to a meal, I always start out using less than what is called for, taste it, then add more if necessary. You can always add more, but you can’t take it out. To keep the calories to a minimum I stir fried it in a minimal amount of oil, no deep frying or heavy breaded coating on this chicken! To please my husband I served the chicken over white rice, but brown rice or quinoa would be equally delicious! The next time you get a craving for Chinese takeout try making your own instead! Not only does it taste better, but it’s far better for you!
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