General Panda’s Spicy Garlic Honey Sesame Chicken

Chicken, Recipes | February 5, 2015 | By

This recipe needs no description – the title says it all. All I have to say is just try it for the flavor explosion of the century! If you have time, marinate the raw chicken in the sauce overnight but it’s not necessary because the caramelization of the sauce on the chicken after cooking gives it more than enough flavor. Serve with broccoli, over a bed of cauliflower rice or just by itself. General Panda approved!

General Panda’s Spicy Garlic Honey Sesame Chicken
Serves 4
Chicken - with spice, garlic, honey and sesame!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  2. 3 tbsp honey
  3. 1 tsp sesame oil
  4. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 tbsp tomato paste
  6. 2 tbsp water
  7. ¼ cup coconut aminos
  8. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  9. 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  10. ½ tsp arrowroot powder
  11. ½ tsp garlic powder
  12. ½ tsp salt
  13. ½ tsp black pepper
  14. sesame seeds to garnish
  15. chopped fresh cilantro to garnish
  1. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces and season with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  2. Make the sauce by combining honey, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, water, coconut aminos, red pepper flakes, garlic cloves and arrowroot powder in a small bowl.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook chicken pieces in just enough sauce to slightly cover the chicken until cooked (5 to 7 minutes).
  4. Turn the heat to high and brown both sides of the chicken until sauce has evaporated and caramelized onto the chicken (approximately an additional 8 to 10 minutes).
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped fresh cilantro and serve!
The Paleo Panda


  1. Joyful

    September 22, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    When do you add the red pepper flakes? Thanks.

    • The Paleo Panda

      November 30, 2016 at 12:23 am

      Add the red pepper flakes when you are mixing together the sauce…if you aren’t afraid of the spice you can add them towards the very end!


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