Homemade Sesame Chicken

Homemade Sesame Chicken

Homemade Sesame Chicken

You can easily get Sesame chicken from your favorite Chinese take-out joint but homemade sesame chicken is even better. The truth is sesame chicken really isn’t that hard to make at all and it is delicious. This recipe is deep fried and the chicken is first dipped in a batter. For the same flavor and consistency as Chinese restaurants you will want to use boneless skinless chicken thighs but if you are not a fan, boneless chicken breasts will work as well. After the chicken is fried it is mixed with a sweet sesame sauce. The sauce gets a lot of flavor from sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, ketchup, and vinegar. This sesame chicken is best served with white rice. Once the sesame chicken is finished cooking it is topped off with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.

Homemade Sesame Chicken

Homemade Sesame Chicken

Homemade Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken even better than take-out.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Peanut oil for frying

Sauce-

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine white pepper, corn starch, flour, egg, water, sesame oil, and garlic powder. Whisk until a smooth batter is formed. Add the chicken pieces and toss to coat.
  • Heat peanut oil in a deep-fryer for 375 degrees Fry the chicken pieces in batches until golden brown and fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F.). Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • While the chicken is frying. In a bowl combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. Mix well.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until thickened.
  • Toss the cooked chicken with the sauce and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve immediately.

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