THE PERFECT SESAME CHICKEN RECIPE

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Yield: 4

This Sesame chicken is another one of my favorite chicken dishes. Very flavorful with a slight hint of spice. For a filling meal, serve this sesame chicken over rice or Chinese noodles. If you have any leftovers, simply keep them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

INGREDIENTS

CHICKEN:

2 eggs

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-size pieces

1/2 c. cornstarch

vegetable oil for frying

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

SAUCE:

1/2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp sesame seeds

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 tbsp rice vinegar

1/4 c. honey

1 tbsp chili sauce (sambal oelek)

2 tbsp brown sugar

1/4 c. ketchup

2 tsp sesame oil

2 tbsp cornstarch

1/3 c. low sodium soy sauce

2 green onions, sliced thin

1/4 c. cold water

How to make The Perfect Sesame Chicken

Step 1: Whisk the eggs, cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Then, add the chicken and mix well.

Step 2: In a heavy pot or Dutch oven, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces to the pot once the oil reaches 350 degrees. Fry the pieces of chicken until crispy and golden brown. Transfer the fried chicken to paper towels to drain.

Step 3: Add the sesame seeds to a large dry skillet over medium-high heat and cook until lightly toasted while shaking the pan a few times. To a small bowl, transfer the sesame seeds.

Step 4: Heat a little olive oil in the same skillet over low heat. Then, add the garlic and cook for about a minute, stirring continuously. Next, add the soy sauce, along with the rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, brown sugar, ketchup, and chili sauce. Whisk the cornstarch with water until well blended, then stir this into the sauce. Continue to cook until thickened.

Step 5: To the skillet with the sauce, add the chicken, and toss well. Serve over rice or Chinese noodles garnished with scallions and toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!