Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken (Gluten-Free)
Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken recipe. A simple yet delicious honey sesame skillet recipe that comes together quickly, and is naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Grain-free and YUMMY.
I’m continuing my love of homemade take-out food with this Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe.
It’s a simple yet delicious recipe that comes together quickly, and which doesn’t require many ingredients.
Oh and it’s naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Grain-free and YUMMY.
Homemade “Take-out” recipes shouldn’t be complicated
Give me honey and sesame seeds on my chicken any time and I am a happy girl!
But when I’m craving take-out… I don’t want to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
So when a recipe is easy, I am even happier!
I have been keeping meals as simple as possible these days.
With a baby that likes having my attention ALL the time, and with the 101 things that I have to do during my day, I don’t want meals to be too complicated.
Cooking chicken in a skillet keeps things simple
There is no breading or baking involved.
There are no extra steps.
You just put everything into the skillet and cook until the honey caramelizes and the chicken is cooked through.
Ingredients needed for this Healthy Honey Sesame Chicken:
This Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken fits the simple ingredients bill.
This recipe is composed of:
- Sesame seeds
- Ground ginger
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
How to make this Healthy Honey Sesame Chicken recipe:
Put everything into the skillet…and wait!
I love how all it takes to cook this chicken is to WAIT until it is cooked through… and then waiting until the honey has caramelized.
Cooking time will vary based on how big the pieces of chicken are, but overall it won’t take too long.
You’ll need to resist the urge to mix the chicken at the beginning. This ensures that the chicken browns, the liquid inside evaporates and the caramelization of the honey can take place.
How to make your home-made takeout meal complete
If you are really feeling like making a whole “Take-out” meal at home, I highly suggest pairing this Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken with my Coconut Aminos Fried Rice recipe.
I’ve been pairing both this Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken and that Coconut Aminos Fried Rice recipe together pretty much every time that I make either recipe.
And I end up in serious Chinese take-out heaven every single time…
I don’t end up feeling sick or bloated after… which really is heaven!
And I’m happy knowing exactly what ingredients are going into my body!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Other healthy chicken recipes you may enjoy:
This Keto Orange Chicken from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations is a Paleo, Gluten-free and Keto copycat orange chicken that looks amazing!
Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken (GF)
- 2 lbs chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
- 5 Tbs honey divided
- 2 Tbs sesame seeds divided
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- Put 1 Tbs of oil into a large skillet / frying pan and heat over medium heat. Add the bite sized chicken breast, 3 Tbs of honey, 1 Tbs sesame seeds, 1 tsp ground ginger, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder and ½ tsp onion powder. Mix everything together.
- Let everything sit for about 5-7mins before mixing, mix and then let it sit again, for another 5-7 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and is completely cooked through.
- Then increase the heat to medium high, add 2 Tbs honey and 1 Tbs sesame seeds and cook until caramelized. This was about 1 ½ minutes without mixing, then 2 1/2 minutes mixing often for me. Sprinkle with some more sesame seeds before serving.
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4 Comments on “Paleo Skillet Honey Sesame Chicken (Gluten-Free)”
My family loved this dish, and I consider them to be pretty discriminating and particular. The chicken stayed tender and it caramelized beautifully. We’ll definitely be having it more often!
So happy to hear it! My family loves it as well 🙂
This was super tasty! I got a solid “Mmmmm” out of my husband which says a lot. Thanks for a great, easy recipe!
I’m so glad!:) I can totally relate to the husband “mmmm” sound of approval. haha