One very easy sesame chicken recipe that takes only about 20 minutes to prepare is available from Betty Crocker and requires mixing soy sauce, lemon juice, corn starch, sesame oil, stir-fry vegetables and sesame seeds to create the topping. The core of the dish requires pan-frying chicken and boiling rice.
The Betty Crocker recipe uses 1 1/4 cups of water, 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of uncooked instant brown rice. Boil the rice with the salt. The savory sauce for the dish requires 2/3 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil. Pan-fry 14 ounces of chicken and 1 pound of stir-fry vegetables in 2 teaspoons of canola or olive oil, waiting for the chicken to fry for up to three minutes before adding the vegetables to maintain crispness, until all cook thoroughly. Then, mix in the sauce, and sprinkle sesame seeds over the top. Serve the dish over the brown rice.
Paula Deen suggests a variation on the Food Network website that uses chicken breasts, split lengthwise, to create chicken strips with a similar coating. Martha Stewart offers a lighter version on her website that uses honey and adds broccoli and scallions.