Sesame Ginger Chicken Recipe
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Sesame Ginger Chicken Recipe

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Why grill plain chicken breasts when a simple ginger-honey basting sauce can make them extra special? This tempting chicken is a wonderful summer main dish since it's quick and light. We love it. -Nancy Johnson, Connersville, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 green onions with tops, cut into thin strips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 173 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 528mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first four ingredients; set aside. Pound the chicken breasts to 1/4-in. thickness. Grill over medium-hot heat, turning and basting frequently with soy sauce mixture, for 8 minutes or until juices run clear. Garnish with onions. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Ginger Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Ksmith996 User ID: 5653880 239757
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"This was very good, I suggest marinading it overnight for a much more flavorful dish. Also made with a side of flash fried veggies with a touch of soy sauce and ground ginger."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 7596
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"Very good, but wonder if it might be even better if made extra basting sauce and used as marinade before grilling. Will try that next time."

Meesh233 User ID: 272245 10206
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

"I had extra turkey breasts on hand so I used those instead of chicken and it turned out beautifully. I left off the green onions because we are not fans of those. I served this with the Sesame Vegetable Medley and Grilled Sweet Potatoes recipes from this site."

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