Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

by Brava Chef Andrew


Servings 2

Active Time:

~5 min

Total Time:

~29 min

About this Recipe

This recipe for Sesame Chicken is a nod to one of our favorite takeout dishes. Here, chicken is cooked until browned and crispy, then coated in sweet and savory sesame sauce. Chef Andrew tops this dish with thinly sliced green onions to bring it all together. The best part? This recipe comes together in less time than it takes to order it in!


  • ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1¾ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 2½-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (optional)

From Your Pantry

cooking oil

kosher salt


Brava metal tray

mixing bowls

small saucepan

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Soy, Wheat (Gluten)


  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • American
  • Asian
  • Chicken
  • Chinese
  • Dairy Free
  • Metal Tray
  • Recipes
  • Weekend
  • Weeknight
  • Year Round

  1. 1

    Prepare chicken

    • In small bowl, stir together ⅓ cup corn starch and a pinch of salt.
    • Toss chicken in cornstarch mixture; shake off excess.
    • Evenly spread 2 tablespoons cooking oil on Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray.
    • Place chicken on Zones 1, 2 and 3 of metal tray.
    • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf.
    • Select “Sesame Chicken” on your Brava touchscreen and follow instructions.
    • Press green button to begin cooking.
    • While chicken cooks, prepare sauce.

  2. 2

    Prepare Sauce

    • In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook sesame oil and garlic until garlic begins to brown; about 90 seconds. Stir in soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar and red pepper flakes; bring to a boil.
    • In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch, ¼ cup water; mix well.
    • Add cornstarch mixture and sesame seeds to saucepan, stir well and bring to a boil. Simmer for ~1-2 minutes to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. 3

    Toss together and serve

    • When your food is done, transfer chicken to medium bowl; add sauce and toss well. Top with green onions and serve.