Skillet Sesame Chicken & Broccoli

Hey hey everybody it’s Tiffany from Creme de la Crumb and I’ve got one amazing meal to share with you today!!!!! <— see all those exclamation points? I can hardly contain my excitement here.

Skillet Sesame Chicken and Broccoli in a large skillet with a wooden spoon.

The best thing about this dish – wait. scratch that. I almost said the best thing about this dish is that it takes only 30 minutes but I think in all reality the very best thing about this dish is how darn tasty it is because that sweet and savory sesame flavor is out of this world yummy.

Skillet Sesame Chicken and Broccoli in a large skillet.

So I guess the second best thing about this dish is that it takes just 30 minutes (maybe even a little less??) and you just can’t beat that when you are making a home cooked meal that is equally as tasty as take-out but much better for you in the health department. {Not to mention cheaper when feeding your whole family}


Skillet Sesame Chicken and Broccoli in a large skillet with a wooden spoon.

Skillet Sesame Chicken & Broccoli

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts chopped into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 cups broccoli florets steamed or boiled til just tender


  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cold water + 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • sesame seeds for topping


  1. Combine chicken and 4 tablespoons corn starch in a large resealable bag and shake to coat.
  2. Whisk together honey, ketchup, sugar, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic powder and set aside.
  3. Drizzle a pan with oil and add chicken. Saute over medium heat for 5-6 minutes until browned. Add broccoli and pour sauce over the top. Continue to stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes longer until chicken is cooked through.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together cold water and corn starch. Add to pan and stir until sauce thickens. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Sesame Chicken & Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 909mg38%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.



Tiffany is an avid cook and photographer who enjoys eating food as much as she does preparing it. She likes to focus on quick, no-fuss meals with lots of big, bold flavors the whole family will love. Putting her own tasty spin on a classic meal or flavor combination is her passion!

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  1. I just made this. Good, but a little too sweet for me. I would cut back on the sugar next time. I had a hard time finishing, it was so sweet. Maybe should be called honey chicken with Sesame Seeds.

  2. I tried making this last night. The sauce is way, way too sweet. It really lacks balance and finesse. I wanted to like it and had all the ingredients at home… it just was kind of disgusting to be honest.

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