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Sesame Chicken

Updated: Oct 4, 2021

This scrumptious Sesame Chicken recipe is both sweet and salty with just a hint of spice. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and tastes like heaven.

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes



1 & 1/2 pounds Chicken Breasts, cut into bite size pieces

1/4 cup Cornstarch

3-4 tablespoons Canola or Vegetable Oil

2 cloves Garlic, finely minced

1/2 cup low sodium Soy Sauce

2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar

2 tablespoons Sesame oil

1/2 cup Honey

2-3 tablespoons Chili Sauce (Sambal Oelek)

2 tablespoons Cornstarch

1/4 cup cold Water

2 tablespoons Sesame Seeds

4 Green Onions, trimmed and sliced thinly


1. In large Ziploc bag shake chicken pieces and 1/4 cup cornstarch. In large saucepan over medium heat add 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil. Fry the chicken in batches; flipping over to brown both sides. Remove to plate when browned. Fry in batches; adding oil when necessary.

2. In small sauce pan add one tablespoon canola or vegetable oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey and chili sauce. Add 2 tablespoons cornsatrch to water and whisk into sauce pan. Cook until slightly thickened.

3. Wipe out the pan that you fried the chicken in. Turn the heat to medium high and add the sesame seeds and toast for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned; stirring frequently. Remove toasted sesame seeds to bowl. Return the cooked chicken to skillet. Stir in sauce and sprinkle with green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve over rice or Chinese noodles.

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