Do you ever run out of meal ideas for Supper? Dinner, as some of y’all may call it. Well, I know that I do. With being a homeschooling mom we have 3 meals a day, plus snacks and the biggest question of the day is “WHAT’S FOR SUPPER?” Ginger Sesame Chicken
LOL, that should not be a hard question to answer, BUT sometimes or a lot of the times it is a hard question to answer.
There are even days that I ask the Lord to help me with it, LOL, y’all may think that is crazy or maybe I’m the only momma that has trouble with meal ideas. And, I’m talking about new ideas, because I cook the same meals over and over until I find a new one!
Guess what???? I found a new meal idea, because I made this meal and there were NO LEFTOVERS! That is a sure sign around my house that they loved this recipe! And, when they ask for ginger sesame chicken again I KNOW that they loved it!
In fact, I made this meal about 5 days ago and while writing up this blog I decided to make it for lunch, LOL. So, we are eating this ginger sesame chicken again today! 🙂
What is in ginger sesame chicken?
- chicken breasts
- corn flakes
- milk or orange juice – usually a mixture of egg and milk is what you dip the chicken breasts into before the breading, however, I replaced my milk with orange juice. It may sound strange, but it delicious.
- olive oil or sesame oil
- soy sauce
- orange juice
- apple cider vinegar
- garlic powder
- red pepper flakes
- brown sugar or molasses
- sesame seeds- optional topping
- sweet potatoes
How do you crush cornflakes?
There are a couple different ways to crush cornflakes. You can add them to a Zip-loc bag and use a rolling pin or you can use a food processor.
I have a Ninja and it works really good for pulverizing my corn flakes, because I want the cornflakes to be crushed really fine. So, I fill up my Ninja and turn it on. It does all the work for me.
Here are some cornflake questions:
Do I have to buy name brand cornflakes? No, any brand of cornflakes will work for this recipe.
Can I use cornflakes instead of breadcrumbs? Yes, you can replace breadcrumbs with cornflakes in a recipe like this one.
How do you crush cornflakes? As I addressed before, there are a couple different ways to crush the cornflakes.
Can you substitute Panko for cornflakes? Yes, you can substitute Panko for cornflakes in this recipe.
How do you get breading to stick to the chicken?
The wet mixture that you dip the chicken into allows the breading to stick. If your breading falls off just dip again into the wet mixture then the dry again. Also, I love to double dip my chicken for a crunchier crust! Especially, the cornflake crusted chicken is soooo good double dipped!
How do I make ginger sesame chicken in the oven? (scroll down for full printable version of this recipe)
- Preheat your oven to 475 degrees
- Cut up the sweet potatoes and place them in a bowl. Drizzle olive oil on them and then place them on the baking sheet.
- Crush up your cornflakes and set aside
- In a small bowl mix egg and milk/orange juice
- Take chicken breasts and cut up into small popcorn size pieces
- Then, dip chicken pieces into egg mixture and cornflake mixture
- Place chicken pieces on a baking sheet line with parchment paper
- Bake until internal chicken is 165 degrees
- While chicken is baking make the sticky ginger sesame sauce in a medium size sauce pan: olive oil/sesame oil, soy sauce, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, ginger, red pepper flakes, brown sugar/molasses and honey. Bring to a boil and boil for 5-8 minutes until mixture thickens.
- Once chicken is done drizzle the chicken and sweet potato fries with the sticky ginger sesame sauce
- For serving place the chicken and sweet potato fries on a bowl of white or brown rice. Drizzle more ginger sesame sauce over the chicken and rice. Then, sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy! 🙂
Do I have to bake my ginger sesame chicken in the oven?
No, there are a couple different ways to cook this chicken:
- Bake in the oven
2. Deep fry in oil
3. Air fry in an air fryer
I believe that the best part of this meal is the sticky ginger sesame sauce. It is so good on the chicken, but even better on the sweet potato fries! My kids loved this meal!
I have made this recipe twice this week alone, lol, but that is ok, because the chicken is baked and not fried. Plus, the sweet potato fries are also baked and not fried. So, that a winner, winner, chicken dinner for me!
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- 2 lbs chicken breasts
- 2 1/2 cups crushed cornflakes
- 1 egg
- 1/2c milk or orange juice
- 2 large sweet potato cut up into fries
- 3 tbsp olive oil or sesame oil
- 2/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 tbsp brown sugar or molasses
- 1/4 cup honey
- sesame seeds to sprinkle on top of chicken
- white or brown rice for serving
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees
- Line a sheet pan with a sheet of parchment paper
- Cut up sweet potatoes into thin fry size pieces and place into a bowl and drizzle olive oil on them. Place them onto the baking sheet.
- Cut up chicken breasts in popcorn size pieces
- Pulverize cornflakes and pour into a bowl
- In another bowl add an egg and milk or orange juice. Usually, milk is the normal dipping mixture, but I replaced the milk with orange juice and it was really good.
- Take the chicken pieces and dip into the wet mixture then into the dry mixture
- Place breaded chicken on the parchment paper at least 1 inch apart
- Bake until internal temperature is 165 degrees, approximately 10-12 minutes
- While the chicken and sweet potato fries are cooking make the sticky ginger sesame sauce
- Place a medium size sauce pan over medium-high heat and add: olive oil or sesame oil, soy sauce, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, ginger, red pepper flakes, brown sugar or molasses and honey. Bring to a boil and boil for 5-8 minutes until sauce thickens.
- Once chicken is done drizzle the ginger sesame sauce over the top of the chicken and rice. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top (optional)
This is the Ginger sesame chicken that I made into tacos! I didn’t have any lettuce that day, so I added kale. I COULD NOT BELIEVE how good these tacos were with the kale, LOLOLOL. It really surprised me! Plus, I added a little extra of this ginger sesame sauce, it was so good that I wished I had some right now! LOL. Crispy Sesame Ginger Chicken Tacos
Try some of our other recipes!
- Super easy 4 ingredient chicken and dumplings
- Baked Crunchy Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich with Sweet Chili Mayo
- Baked Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls with Cilantro Lime Ranch
- Easy Garlic Bread Casserole
- The Easiest Chicken Pot Pies
- Easy Dorito Chicken Casserole
- Savory Brown Sugar Meatloaf