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 Main course & One Pot Meals - Non Vegetarian

February 2011
Honey-Orange Chicken with Sesame Sauce
Sunita Pant Bansal


  • Combine juice, honey, ginger, garlic, zest, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add chicken; stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Lift chicken from marinade and let excess drip back into bowl. When oil is hot, add chicken and cook over medium heat, 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  • Add reserved marinade to skillet and boil over medium-high heat, turning chicken once or twice, 3 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and sauce is reduced by half.
  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board, cut into diagonal slices, and arrange on a platter.
  • Stir sesame oil into thickened sauce and spoon it over chicken. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve hot.
Serves 2

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

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