We have had the cheater Korean beef before and while I do love it, I love cheater sesame chicken on a whole different level!
This chicken is amazing. It reminds me on this honey sesame crock-pot chicken, just way faster!
I am pretty sure it will be a staple in our kitchen, let me list the reasons.
#1 It’s healthy
#2 It is ready in under 20 minutes
#3 All of the ingredients are in my pantry, except for the chicken
#4 Ethan and I both LOVED it (for some reason he kept calling it comfort food?)
#5 It reheats like a dream. It tastes the exact same the next day.
I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical of this recipe, it was a lot of sesame oil and a lot of brown sugar, but you guys, it works. It just works.
Ethan enjoyed his portion over rice and I enjoyed mine in romaine cups, it would be great over a salad or with avocado chopped up on top. If you make this, let me know how you served it!
If you aren’t a fan of spice or are cooking for children, reduce the chili garlic sauce to 1 tablespoon, you can always add red pepper flakes to the top to add more spice!
- 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
- 2 lbs. of Ground Chicken
- 1 teaspoon of Salt
- 6 cloves of Garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon of Ginger, ground
- 2 tablespoons of Chili Garlic Sauce
- ¾ cup of Brown Sugar
- ½ cup of Soy Sauce
- ¼ cup of Sesame Oil
- 1¼ cup + ¼ cup of Chicken Broth
- 2 tablespoons of Cornstarch
- Optional Toppings: Sliced Green Onions, Sesame Seeds
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, ~5 minutes.
- Turn the heat up to medium-high and add salt, garlic, and ginger, cook until fragrant, ~30 seconds-1 minute. Stir in the chili garlic and brown sugar and cook for another minute. Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, and chicken broth. Add to the chicken and bring to a simmer.
- Whisk together the remaining ¼ cup of chicken broth and cornstarch, add to the chicken, and stir until combined. When the mixture returns to a simmer, reduce heat to medium low and let it cook 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally to thicken.
Happy Cooking, The Barbee Housewife