Lili Forberg’s Honey Sesame Chicken is Packed with Flavour

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

May 5, 2022

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Packed with flavour, this tasty recipe for honey sesame chicken from Lili Forberg’s new book Lili’s Family Favourites is definitely one to try!

Lili says “I usually do the chicken in the air fryer – while that’s cooking, you can prep the rest, and you end up using less oil.”

Lili’s Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Serves 3


  • 40g (¼ cup) cornflour
  • 1-2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 450g chicken, diced
  • light olive or rapeseed oil, for frying
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • handful green beans

For the sauce:

  • 60ml (¼ cup) soy sauce
  • 60ml (¼ cup) honey
  • 60ml (¼ cup) sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

To serve:

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • boiled rice, to serve

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  1. Place the cornflour and five-spice powder in a dish. Add the chicken and toss to coat.
  2. Brush some oil on the bottom of the air fryer, and brush a little on the chicken. Add the chicken and cook on the highest setting for about 20 minutes, shaking every 5 minutes. (If you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook the chicken in a pan. Fry it in a little oil over a medium-high heat until both sides are browned. Fry one side first, then turn over – don’t stir too much.)
  3. In the meantime fry the onion, pepper and green beans (or any veg of your choice) in a little oil until just beginning to soften.
  4. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together, then add to the vegetables and cook for a few minutes to thicken slightly.
  5. When the chicken has browned, add it to the sauce and vegetables with the sesame seeds and mix together.
  6. Serve with some boiled rice.
Lili's Family Favourites

Recipe from Lili’s Family Favourites – Tasty, fuss-free recipes the whole family will love by Lili Forberg. Published by The O’Brien Press (€19.99/£17.99). Images © Lili Forberg

Lili Forberg's Honey Sesame Chicken is Packed with Flavour - Mykidstime

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Published On: May 5th, 2022 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: September 15th, 2022 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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