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Unlock the Flavor of Restaurant-Style Sesame Chicken (at Home!)



  • 2 large chicken breasts,boneless and skinless
  • 2 tbsp raw sesame seeds
  • 2 green onions,thinly sliced

For Marination:

  • 1 tsp chicken base
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sugar

For Batter:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg,lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

For Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • a sprinkle of ground black pepper
  • salt to taste

How to make Sesame Chicken:

  • Cut chicken breasts into 1” chunks and in a glass bowl combine all of the marinade ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the chicken and coat evenly.
  • Cover and marinade for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.n
  • Meanwhile, in separate bowl combine all of the batter ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • The batter should be thick enough to coat the chicken but thin enough to flow around the pieces.
  • Set aside.
  • Using a fork or tongs remove the pieces of chicken from the marinade and dip them into the batter to coat evenly (one by one).
  • Deep fry the chicken in batches in your deep fryer for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • In your wok combine the sauce ingredients and warm over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil while stirring and simmer until sauce slightly thickens.
  • In the wok or in a serving dish coat chicken with the sauce and garnish with sliced scallions and sesame seeds.
  • Sesame Chicken is ready to Serve.
  • Enjoy!


DEANNA says:

I made these last night and they were FANTASTIC! Pretty easy and really tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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