Easy Sesame Chicken with Green Beans


Sweet-salty hoisin sauce and nutty sesame team up in this easy meal that's cooked on one baking sheet. Serve this sesame chicken with brown rice and sliced cucumbers, drizzled with sesame oil and rice vinegar.

Easy Sesame Chicken with Green Beans
Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 4 medium bone-in chicken thighs (about 5 oz. each), skin removed

  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil or canola oil, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 12 ounces green beans, trimmed

  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip)

  • 1 medium scallion, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place chicken on a large rimmed baking sheet. Brush with 1 tsp. oil and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 1/8 tsp. salt. Roast for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, toss green beans with the remaining 3 tsp. oil, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, and 1/8 tsp. salt in a large bowl.

  3. After the chicken has roasted for 15 minutes, add the beans to the baking sheet in an even layer around the chicken. Brush hoisin sauce over the chicken. Return to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken without touching the bone registers 165 degrees F and the beans are tender and beginning to brown, 10 to 15 minutes more.

  4. Combine sesame seeds and scallion in a small bowl. Toss half of the sesame seed mixture with the beans and sprinkle the remaining sesame seed mixture over the chicken.


Tip: Toasting sesame seeds enhances their naturally nutty flavor. You can buy toasted sesame seeds in the spice aisle or toast raw seeds yourself. To toast the seeds, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
13g Fat
12g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 434mg 19%
Potassium 429mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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