Sesame Chicken Recipe

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Brent Published: December 14, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
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

Serves:

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Sauce:

  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.

Nutrition

  • 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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