Homemade Sesame Chicken
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Homemade Sesame Chicken

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.