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Sesame Chicken – crispy chicken with a sweet, savory sauce with lots of sesame seeds. The best and easiest recipe that is better than Chinese takeout.

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Sesame chicken deep-fried and covered in a sweet and savory sauce and sesame seeds.

Crispy Sesame Chicken

Chinese Sesame Chicken is the golden child of takeout restaurants as patrons and diners just can’t get enough of it paired with a bowl of steamed rice.

Everyone loves this recipe; it is deep-fried and crispy chicken coated with a sweet, savory sauce, and speckled with lots of sesame seeds.

Easy crispy chicken recipe with sesame chicken sauce.

Is it the same as Honey Chicken?

The only difference between this chicken and Honey Chicken is in the sauce. This sauce calls for soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, and water.

Close up picture of homemade sesamechicken ready to serve.

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The Best Recipe

Lucky for us, I have decoded the secrets to making restaurant-style Sesame Chicken, with taste that rivals, if not better than, your favorite Chinese takeout.

My readers give this recipe two thumbs way up. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s fail-proof, so easy and anyone can make it at home.

How Many Calories Per Serving?

This recipe is only 304 calories per serving.

What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?

This meal is best served with steamed rice or noodles. For a wholesome Chinese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.

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Sesame Chicken Recipe


Servings 4 people


Prep Time 10 minutes


Cook Time 10 minutes


Total Time 20 minutes

Sesame Chicken – Crispy chicken with a sweet, savory sauce with lots of sesame seeds. The best and easiest recipe that is better than Chinese takeout.

Ingredients

Ingredients:


8
oz
boneless and skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
(250 g)


oil, for deep-frying


2
tablespoons
oil


1
clove
garlic, minced


white sesame seeds, for garnishing

Fying Batter:


1/2
cup
all-purpose flour, sifted
(65 g)


1/4
cup
cornstarch


1/2
teaspoon
baking powder


1
egg white


1/3
cup
cold water
(80 ml)


1
tablespoon
oil


1
pinch
salt

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Directions

1

Mix all the ingredients in the Sauce until well combined. Set aside.



2

Mix all the ingredients in Frying Batter in a bowl until well combined, stir a few times to make sure there are no lumps and the batter is smooth. Add the chicken into the batter, stir to evenly coat with the batter.



3

Heat 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 cm) of the oil in a wok or a stockpot to 350°F (175°C) for deep-frying. Gently drop the chicken into the oil and loosen them up immediately with a spatula to prevent the chicken from clumping together. Deep-fry the chicken to golden brown. Remove the chicken from the oil with a strainer or slotted spoon, draining the excess oil by laying the chicken on a dish lined with paper towels. Discard the oil.



4

Heat up 2 tablespoons of the oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry until aromatic before adding the Sauce.



5

As soon as the Sauce thickens, add the fried chicken into the wok or skillet. Stir continuously until all the ingredients are well coated with the sauce. Dish out, garnish with the white sesame, and serve immediately with steamed rice.


Recipe Notes

My batter is very thick because it will make the chicken extra crispy, even after adding the sauce. If it’s too thick to work with, add 1-2 tablespoons water to loosen it up.

Nutrition Facts

Sesame Chicken Recipe

Amount Per Serving (4 people)

Calories 304
Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Fat 12g18%

Saturated Fat 9g56%

Cholesterol 36mg12%

Sodium 595mg26%

Potassium 308mg9%

Carbohydrates 33g11%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 12g13%

Protein 15g30%

Vitamin A 15IU0%

Vitamin C 0.9mg1%

Calcium 24mg2%

Iron 1.2mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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