Sesame Chicken Recipe

Sesame Chicken Recipe
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This sesame chicken dish will delight your senses. Learn how to make/prepare Sesame Chicken by following this easy recipe.
Sesame Chicken Recipe
Preparation Time 35 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 6
Calories Per Serving 510
  • 2 tbsp All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium Soy Sauce
  • A dash of Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Dry Sherry
  • 1 pound cubed Chicken Breast, skinless & boneless
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Chili Paste
  • 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds, toasted
  • 1 quart Olive Oil, for frying
How to make Sesame Chicken:
  • Sift the flour.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sherry, 2 tbsp water, soy sauce, vegetable oil and sesame oil.
  • Stir all ingredients till the batter is smooth.
  • Add the chicken to the batter and stir it until the chicken is fully coated with the batter.
  • Cover this bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Sift flour, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, baking soda, and baking powder into a bowl. Pour in low-sodium soy sauce, sherry, 2 tablespoons water, vegetable oil, and a dash of sesame oil; stir until smooth. Stir in chicken until coated with the batter, then cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • While the chicken in batter is being refrigerated, take a saucepan and boil together the soy sauce, sesame oil, chile paste, vinegar, chicken broth, sugar and garlic.
  • To this boiling sauce, add 1/4 cup of cornstarch and 1/2 cup of water and stir.
  • Simmer until the sauce thickens for around 2 minutes.
  • Lower the heat and keep the sauce warm.
  • On a larger frying pan, heat olive oil and drop in the battered chicken pieces.
  • Fry the chicken until it is golden brown and begins to float to the top of the oil. This should take around 4 minutes.
  • Use a paper towel lined plate to place the chicken on to drain.
  • Once the chicken is completely drained, place it on to a platter and pour the hot sauce on top of it.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds over the chicken to garnish it.