Sweet and Sour Sesame Chicken

I “inherited” this recipe from the blog at Mommy’s Kitchen. I changed it around a little, but mostly it is the same recipe. We love Chinese take-out at our house, so I’ve been trying to get some recipes that I can do at home that are easy but taste like real Chinese. I also wanted to be able to monitor the ingredients and the salt (MSG makes my stomach turn) to make the meal a little more healthy. This was actually really easy and fast. I had already purchased the frozen popcorn chicken and the rest of the ingredients were just out of the pantry.

I chose to serve it over cous cous only because we were out of rice. To flavor the cous cous, I cooked it in chicken stock and added peas at the end for some color and to get a vegetable in so it was a complete meal.

Sweet and Sour Sesame Chicken


1 1/2 pounds frozen popcorn chicken
6 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons sugar
salt (to taste)
4 tablespoons ketchup
1-2 tablespoons white vinegar
dash of pepper
sesame seeds, optional


Deep fry or bake the popcorn chicken. In a saucepan combine the remaining ingredients and warm over medium heat. Bring to a boil while stirring and simmer until sauce thickens. In a serving dish, coat the chicken with the sauce. Serve over cooked rice (or my case cous cous) and garnish with sesame seeds.

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6 Responses to “Sweet and Sour Sesame Chicken”

  1. 1
    Bunny — August 18, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

    I bet my kids would love this Annie! I love easy recipes,with the way I work, it's nice to know I can have a good meal on the table and not be in the kitchen for hours! Thank you!

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    happydays525 — August 19, 2009 @ 1:55 am

    Mmmmm…I love sweet & sour chicken, I'll have to try this one too!

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    Velva — August 19, 2009 @ 2:28 am

    What a great way to use items in your pantry to make a favorite take-out dish. Yum! I think this is a kid-friendly meal that kids would love! Grown-ups too!

  4. 4
    Patty — August 19, 2009 @ 3:08 am

    I love chinese and this sounds really good. I'll have to try this one, I think my husband would love it.

  5. 5
    Julie @ Little One-of-a-Kind Design — August 20, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

    Yum! I think I could do this! Great idea!

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    jan — August 21, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

    This was great, I made it the night Anne posted and I deep fried the chicken (which I hate to do) but my son really liked it. Very easy to make and will make it again

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