Sesame Chicken Recipe

Sesame Chicken Recipe

How To Make Sesame Chicken

This sesame chicken is tossed in a sweet and flavorful sauce made with honey, soy sauce, and ketchup with rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



For Chicken:

  • lbchicken breasts,boneless, skinless, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2eggs,beaten
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • ½cupcornstarch
  • oil,for frying

For Sauce:

  • 1tspvegetable oil
  • 1tspfresh garlic,minced
  • ¼cuphoney
  • cupsoy sauce,reduced sodium if possible
  • ½cupketchup
  • 3tbspbrown sugar
  • 2tbsprice vinegar
  • 1tbsptoasted sesame oil
  • 2tspcornstarch
  • 2tbspsesame seeds
  • 2tbspgreen onions,sliced


  1. Place the eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir to combine.

  2. Place the flour and cornstarch in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Stir to combine.

  3. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture, then into the flour. Repeat the process with all of the chicken.

  4. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pan to 350 degrees F.

  5. Add 7 to 8 pieces of chicken to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Repeat the process with the remaining chicken.

  6. Drain the chicken on paper towels.


  1. While the chicken is cooking, combine the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and cornstarch in a bowl.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

  3. Add the honey sauce mixture and bring to a simmer. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until just thickened.

  4. Add the crispy chicken to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve.


  • Calories: 459.28kcal
  • Fat: 19.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.30g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.77g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.28g
  • Fiber: 1.17g
  • Sugar: 20.45g
  • Protein: 28.62g
  • Cholesterol: 125.89mg
  • Sodium: 1055.41mg
  • Calcium: 69.28mg
  • Potassium: 442.09mg
  • Iron: 2.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 56.52µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.41mg
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