PREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME: 15 mins | TOTAL TIME: 30 mins | SERVINGS: 4 people
I prefer this homemade Crispy Sesame Chicken that takeout! Incredibly easy to make, fast, and delicious! The salty, sweet, sticky, and a little spicy flavor combination of this dish is to die for!
2 eggs – lightly beaten
5 tablespoons Vegetable oil
3 chicken breast fillets – chopped into bite-size chunks
3 tablespoons cornflour (cornstarch)
10 tablespoons plain (all-purpose) flour
½ teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons paprika
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic – peeled and minced
1 tablespoon sesame oil – optional (or leave it out and just sprinkle with plenty of sesame seeds at the end)
1 tablespoon Chinese rice vinegar – white wine vinegar will work too
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons ketchup
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce – use more or less depending on the brand and your preference
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Small bunch of spring onions/scallions – chopped
How to make Crispy Sesame Chicken with a Sticky Asian Sauce
Step 1: In a wok or large frying pan, heat the oil.
Step 2: In a shallow bowl, add the egg. In another shallow bowl, place the cornflour. In a third shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and paprika.
Step 3: In the flour, dredge the chicken. Dip the chicken in the egg, making sure the chicken is completely covered, then coat in the seasoned flour. To the hot oil, add the breaded chicken and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes over high heat, flipping twice or thrice during the cooking time until well browned. I recommend cooking the chicken in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. In a bowl lined with kitchen towels, transfer the cooked chicken.
Step 4: To the hot wok, add the sauce ingredients. Stir and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes over high heat until the sauce has reduced by a third. Then, return the chicken to the wok and toss it to coat. Continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
Step 5: Turn the heat off and evenly divide the chicken between four bowls and serve immediately with boiled rice garnished with some sesame seeds and spring onions. Enjoy!
If you prefer extra sauce, double the sauce ingredients.
This dish is excellent to serve with Boiled rice or fried rice.
Calories: 542 kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 136mg, Sodium: 1915mg, Potassium: 572mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 1075IU, Vitamin C: 7.7mg, Calcium: 99mg, Iron: 3.5mg
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