Easy Chicken and Rice with Sesame Sauce: A Simple and Delicious Meal

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Hello everyone,

Today we’re sharing an easy chicken and rice dish that is perfect for any night of the week. This Asian style dish gets tons of flavor from sesame, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. The rice cooks in a rich broth with boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are often less expensive than breast meat.

There’s nothing better than the aroma of a steaming pot of chicken and rice with sesame sauce. This simple meal is naturally satisfying, filling, and healthy, which can’t be said for most takeout orders. In fact, it’s no secret that even your carnivore friends can enjoy this dish!

To make a batch of this aromatic dish without any fuss or clean-up required, This dish takes less than 30 minutes to make and is perfect for when you don’t have much time to cook. It’s also a great alternative for picky eaters as it is a simple, yet nourishing one-pan meal.

Please let us know if you loved making it as much as we did. If you make this dish, please let others know about it. Please share your ideas and experiences in the comments section below.

Easy Chicken And Rice With Sesame Sauce

Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 544 kcal


STEP: 1 (Marinate Chicken)

  • 2 lb. Chicken Breast skin removed, washed
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 Inch Ginger minced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic diced
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds minced
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper diced
  • 1 tsp Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper medium diced
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt whole kernel


  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Cup Long Grain Rice washed and drained
  • 1 Cup Green Onion chopped
  • 1 Cup Mixed Vegetables
  • 1/2 tbsp. Flat Leaf Parsley diced
  • 1 Cup Water


STEP: 1 (Marinate Chicken)

  • In a mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, cornstarch, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, cayenne pepper, black pepper, raw honey and salt.
  • Cut the chicken breast into small pieces and add to the bowl. Coat well with the step 1 mixture.


  • In a pot add olive oil, bay leaves, long grain rice, green onion, mixed vegetables, flat leaf parsley and water stir everything together lightly.
  • Add the marinate chicken to the top of the rice and cook in a one pot with rice settings for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately with steamed broccoli on the side.


Calories: 544kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 55gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1455mgPotassium: 1142mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2855IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 3mg
Keyword broccoli, chicken, quinoa
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