I meant to make this a Chinese dish but ended up serving it like Western food, lol because I didn’t fancy steamed rice to go with the chicken. I served the chicken with sweet potato mash instead that was easy to prepare and required no extra flavouring since sweet potato was already good on its own The saltiness from the light soy sauce & savouriness from the oyster sauce in the marinate balanced the sweetness of the honey and the sweet potato so overall, this didn’t end up too saccharine or cloying. I would highly recommend using chicken leg or thigh as a breast cut might end up dry in the oven. Enjoy this Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe!
Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe
Ingredients (serves 2)
2 boneless chicken legs, remove skin & trim fats (keep skin intact if you like it)
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
steamed sweet potatoes, fork-mashed
steamed broccoli or a vegetable of your choice
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tbsp ginger juice
1. Marinate the chicken and chill in fridge for a few hours or overnight for best results.
2. Preheat oven to 180 deg C at Grill with fan. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and lightly grease with cooking spray.
3. Transfer the marinated chicken onto the baking tray and insert into the highest shelf of the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
4. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the chicken and serve with sweet potato mash & broccoli.