One-Pot Sesame Chicken

Indulge in the savory symphony of flavors with our exquisite One-Pot Sesame Chicken, meticulously crafted to align seamlessly with your W-W journey. This culinary masterpiece combines simplicity with sophistication, making it a delightful addition to your healthy and flavorful repertoire. Let’s embark on a gastronomic adventure as we explore the ingredients, steps, and insightful tips that elevate this dish to perfection.


For the Sesame Chicken:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (for garnish)
  • Green onions, thinly sliced (for garnish)

For the Accompaniment:

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option


  1. Prepare the Marinade:
    • In a bowl, combine soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and cornstarch. Add chicken pieces, ensuring each is well-coated. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Sear the Chicken:
    • In a large skillet or wok, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add marinated chicken and sear until golden brown on all sides. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
  3. Infuse Aromatics:
    • In the same pan, add minced garlic and grated ginger. Sauté until fragrant, creating a tantalizing aromatic base.
  4. Simmer to Perfection:
    • Return the seared chicken to the pan. Pour in low-sodium chicken broth and honey. Allow the mixture to simmer, letting the flavors meld and the sauce to thicken.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions over the sesame chicken for a visually appealing and flavorful finish.
  6. Accompany with Grains:
    • Serve the sesame chicken over a bed of cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice for a low-carb alternative.

Useful Information:

  • Sesame Seed Toasting Tip: Toast sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat until golden brown, intensifying their nutty flavor.
  • Smart Points Management: Tailor this recipe to your Smart Points target by adjusting ingredients or opting for cauliflower rice.
  • Meal Prep Insight: Batch-cook and portion this delightful dish for convenient and portion-controlled meals throughout the week.


Elevate your W-W journey with the delightful harmony of flavors found in our One-Pot Sesame Chicken. From the succulent chicken bites to the aromatic blend of soy, hoisin, and sesame, this dish is a testament to the marriage of health and indulgence. Enjoy a guilt-free culinary experience that leaves your taste buds and Smart Points balance thoroughly satisfied. Bon appétit!

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