Sesame Sweet Chicken is another family favorite.

Sesame Sweet Chicken

Sesame Sweet Chicken

I have been making this recipe for years. It’s a perfect marinade for chicken when you’re hosting a group of friends and you’re planning to cook on the grill. I mix up the marinade the day before the party. Then I pound the chicken thin and place in a bowl or large glass dish. Cover the chicken with the marinade and turn to coat it well. Cover with plastic and marinate overnight. If you are in a rush you can marinate it for just an hour but overnight is best!

Sesame Sweet Chicken

3 pounds of chicken (boneless thighs or breasts)
½ cup hoisin sauce
¼ cup honey
3 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp chopped ginger
1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp paprika

Arrange the chicken in a bowl or shallow dish. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over your chicken. Coat the chicken well and cover with plastic wrap. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour, overnight is better.

Marinating chicken.

Marinating chicken.

Prepare your grill. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for about five per side or until done. Brush with marinade while cooking. Serve hot.

Sesame Sweet Chicken

Sesame Sweet Chicken

Makes about 6 servings and is easily doubled or even tripled.

Sesame Sweet Chicken, perfect for your next potluck meal!

Sesame Sweet Chicken, perfect for your next  meal!

Linked to some of my favorite link parties!

Nancy On The Home Front

16 comments on “Recipe Box: Sesame Sweet Chicken

Cinnamon Vogue on June 27, 2015 10:22 am

Nancy this is fantastic. I love the Sesame idea. Why didn’t I think of this. I was getting so tired of eating chicken. Now I am inspired. The cumin really adds a lot health benefits too and I bet it gives it a fabulous flavor.

Sherry on June 29, 2015 2:11 am

This I must try. I love these flavors and so does everyone in my family. Double yum! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

Nancy Wolff on June 29, 2015 6:57 pm

Sherry! I hope you enjoy this Sesame Sweet Chicken!

Jenn @ EngineerMommy on June 30, 2015 5:22 pm

This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!!

Lorelai on June 30, 2015 8:41 pm

Yumm-O! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – We hope to see you again next week!
Life With Lorelai

Kim~madeinaday on June 30, 2015 9:46 pm

This sounds yummy and I like that is for the grill and large groups!! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post tomorrow on my Twitter. We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!

Nancy Wolff on July 1, 2015 1:08 am

Thanks Kim, I hope you have a great week too!

Jess on July 1, 2015 3:58 pm

Holy cow this sounds delicious! I totally pinned this!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Must Love Home on July 2, 2015 2:09 pm

Hi there Friend, you are so creative! Thank you for joining in at the Friday Favorites Link Party! Please join us again to share what you have been working on this week. Christine @ Must Love Home

April J Harris on July 2, 2015 9:39 pm

What a lovely, flavourful recipe, Nancy! I can’t wait to give this a try! Pinned and tweeting. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

Nancy Wolff on July 3, 2015 12:10 am

You’re welcome April, it is one of those recipes that’s a real winner! 🙂

Tumbleweed Contessa on July 4, 2015 4:57 pm

What a great recipe. I love the addition of paprika. I haven’t seen that before. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend. This recipe was the most viewed last week and will be featured Monday. Have a great weekend and come tell me about it on Monday!

Nancy Wolff on July 5, 2015 6:13 pm

Thanks for the feature Tumbleweed Contessa! That’s great!

Elaine on July 8, 2015 2:29 pm

This is awesome…and was the most viewed!! It will be Featured tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

Nancy Wolff on July 8, 2015 4:45 pm

That’s wonderful, love being featured! I’ll be stopping by tomorrow!

Miz Helen on July 8, 2015 10:10 pm

Your Sesame Sweet Chicken looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Never Miss a Post!

Find Me


Nancy’s Archives

Self Reliance Challenge