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CHINESE SESAME CHICKEN RECIPE

Crispy Sesame Chicken is easy to make with super crispy batter and delicious sesame sauce you’ll skip the takeout and done in just 30 minutes!

Yield: 6 servings  Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 15 minutes  Total Time: 30 minutes

Author: Sabrina Snyder

INGREDIENTS

SESAME CHICKEN SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

TEMPURA BATTER:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup cold seltzer water

CHICKEN:

  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless and skinless cut into 1? chunks
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
INSTRUCTIONS

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. To make the sauce mix all the ingredients together and to prepare the batter, add the ingredients together until just combined.

  2. Add the chicken pieces to the batter and coat while heating 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees and add the chicken to the oil in batches frying until golden brown.

  3. In a large wok or skillet add the sesame oil to the frying pan and add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds.

  4. Add in the sauce and the chicken and coat quickly and serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 6 servings, Amount per serving: 361 calories, Calories: 361g, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 623mg, Potassium: 227mg, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 1.7g, Vitamin C: 0.5g, Calcium: 3.2g, Iron: 8.3g

EASY SESAME CHICKEN ADD ON RECIPES:

Baked Sesame Chicken: You can dredge the chicken in flour, egg and finally in panko. Spray the pieces of chicken with some canola oil spray and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Toss with sesame sauce then continue baking for an additional ten minutes.

Honey Sesame Chicken: Replace the brown sugar in the recipe with honey for a more pronounced honey sesame chicken recipe. I also love making Chinese Honey Chicken too without any of the sesame flavors.

Sesame Chicken Stir Fry: Don’t bread the chicken – just cook it in the skillet with  a bit of sesame oil and canola oil. Add fresh garlic and vegetables (bell pepper, onion and zucchini)  to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then pout the sauce in and cook until reduced (you may need to add a bit of cornstarch and water).