Cheater Sesame Chicken is everything you love about takeout Chinese sesame chicken but is made in your own kitchen with no deep frying. Bonus: It's better for you and faster than Chinese takeout!
Drizzle the sunflower or coconut oil into a stainless steel everyday pan or cast iron skillet with high sides over medium heat. Add the ground chicken, sprinkle the salt over the chicken, and cook, breaking up with a bamboo or wooden spoon until opaque and no longer pink. Stir in the minced garlic and ginger, raise the heat to medium high, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the chili garlic paste and brown sugar and cook for 30 seconds. Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, and 1 1/4 cups chicken stock and pour over the chicken. Bring to a simmer.
Whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup of chicken stock and the cornstarch until smooth. Pour into the simmering chicken and sauce, stirring vigorously until combined. Return to a simmer, drop the heat to medium low, and let bubble and thicken for about 3 minutes, adding chicken stock, 1 tablespoon at a time if it becomes too thick.
Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame seeds and green onions. Serve hot on rice, warm on lettuce leaves, or cold on salads.