Sesame Ground Chicken

This Sesame Ground Chicken recipe is so easy to make and can be on the table in just 15 minutes! Our kids absolutely love this dinner recipe!

I mean who doesn’t love an easy, chicken recipe for dinner? For more ground chicken recipe ideas, try these Baked Chicken Meatballs that can be used for so many meal ideas. We also love making these healthy Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps – and our kids love them too!

Ground chicken recipe with sesame sauce

Sesame Ground Chicken Recipe

Easy chicken recipes that the whole family loves are the best! Not only is this Ground Sesame Chicken easy to make, but it’s a pretty healthy recipe, too. There is some brown sugar in this chicken recipe to get that sweet and spicy flavor combo that we all love, but other than that it’s pure protein.

You can definitely cut back on the brown sugar, too if you’re looking to save some carbs and calories, but our kids love this sesame chicken just the way it is, so that’s how we tend to make it. A little bit of sugar never hurt anyone.

Sesame ground chicken recipe in a skillet

How Do You Make This Ground Chicken Recipe?

All you need to do is brown the ground chicken along with onions and garlic to add flavor to the chicken, and then make a sauce with brown sugar, soy sauce and chicken broth.

Thicken the sauce with a mixture of cornstarch and water, let it simmer for five minutes and you’re ready to serve. We like to garnish this ground chicken with chopped scallions and sesame seeds and serve it with rice or cauliflower rice.

Ground chicken recipe with scallions and sesame seeds

How Long Will This Chicken Recipe Last In The Refrigerator?

This is a great recipe to meal prep with for the week, so we often make it in large quantities! Keep this Sesame Ground Chicken covered in your refrigerator, or in a container for up to 4 days. Reheating is as easy as popping a bowl in the microwave.

And yes, you can also freeze this ground chicken too! If you’re really looking to plan a few meals ahead of time, make this chicken and let it cool completely before freezing. A good meal prepping tip is to freeze the chicken in individual portions for an easy lunch or dinner, or something the kids can grab on their own!

Ground chicken recipe served with rice and scallions

Can I Make This Ground Chicken With Turkey Or Pork?

Absolutely. You can even make it with ground beef if that’s what you have on hand. We’ve done it before, it’s delicious. This is a very adaptable recipe so use the protein that you like or have in your refrigerator.

Honestly, I’ve never made this recipe (or any recipe) with those Beyond Meat crumbles, but I’m also sure that with this crazy tasty sauce even that would be good.

Ground Sesame Chicken in a bowl with chop sticks

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Ground chicken recipe served with rice and scallions

Sesame Ground Chicken

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This easy Sesame Ground Chicken is one of our kids favorite dinners! Serve with rice or cauliflower rice and steamed broccoli for an easy, healthy meal!



  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon of water
  • Chopped scallions and sesame seeds for garnish


  1. Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion for 3-4 minutes until softened, then add the garlic and cook a minute longer.
  2. Add the ground chicken to the skillet and cook while breaking up into small pieces until the chicken is cooked through. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix the chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and chicken broth together in a bowl. Pour over the ground chicken and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and then add the cornstarch mixture while stirring. Simmer the chicken until the sauce is thickened, taste for seasonings and serve with scallions and sesame seeds.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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14 Responses
  1. Tricia

    Made this tonight….it’s excellent! So delicious and easy. Kids liked it too. Don’t leave the scallions out….they add such a nice flavor.

    1. Dan

      It’s a pretty common sauce found in the asian food aisle at most grocery stores. If you can’t find it sriracha would be a good substitution!

    2. Terry

      I used 1 TBS hoisin plus 1 tsp red pepper flakes and 2 tsp rice vinegar as a substitute for the chili garlic paste since I didn’t have any. Not as spicy but the recipe came out fantastic! Will definitely make again, next tie with the chili garlic paste.

  2. M Hamilton

    Made this tonight and it’s extremely easy and delicious. I didn’t add the extra salt because there was enough in the soy for me. I also added a couple punches of ground ginger. This hits it out of the park and is going to get included in our regular rotation. Thanks!!!

  3. Stacy Adams

    Super easy to make and it tastes sooooo good. My husband said I can make this anytime. Tastes even better as leftovers. Added a touch more chili sauce because we like the heat, but this recipe is a winner!

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