Our gluten free sesame chicken will become your new go-to dinner! Chunks of chicken are tossed in a blend of seasoned eggs and cornstarch, panfried, then simmered in an addictively good sauce. Dairy-free.
Make the sauce. In another mixing bowl combine the ketchup, tamari, honey, brown sugar, rice vinegar, 2 tsp. cornstarch, garlic, sesame oil, and ground ginger. Set aside.
1/2 cup ketchup, 1/3 cup tamari, 1/4 cup honey, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon sesame oil
⭐️Cook the chicken. Add the olive oil to a large skillet. Heat over medium-high heat until the oil starts to shimmer. Add the chicken. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip then cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
2 tablespoons olive oil
⭐️Add the sesame sauce. Add the sauce to the chicken. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 2 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken.
Serve. Serve over rice and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions if desired.
2 cups cooked rice, sesame seeds, green onions
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs or chicken tenderloins can easily be cut into the 1-inch chunks instead of chicken breasts if desired.
Soy sauce is not gluten-free, making checking labels extremely important. We recommend using tamari for this dish and any other Asian inspired recipe. Made without wheat, tamari is a celiac safe alternative to soy sauce. Coconut aminos is another soy sauce substitute that can be used to obtain flavor without adding gluten.
Store any leftovers in an air-tight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. Reheat by microwaving in increments until hot.
What To Serve
Stir Fried Veggies. A combination of snap peas, bell pepper slices and mushrooms stir fried in a pan is absolutely delicious when served with this recipe. You can even search the frozen veggie section at your local grocer to find a stir fry mix to easily heat and mix with the chicken.
Steamed Broccoli. Serve next to or mix in freshly steamed broccoli for a boost of nutrition and flavor. Need a quick way to steam up broccoli? Our Instant Pot Broccoli (without a steamer basket)has broccoli ready to go in almost no time at all!
Rice. Whether opting for Basmati or brown rice, this dish is great served with a bowl of rice if desired.
Gluten-Free Guide: If you're new to eating gluten-free we understand it's overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don't. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten.Kids Cooking Instructions: The ⭐️ symbol in the recipe below denotes the steps in which kid cooks may need a helper (depending on age). If there is no ⭐️ symbol, that step (or recipe) doesn't require a helper.