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Sesame Chicken on Steamed Rice

What’s better than crispy chicken coated in a sweet and savory sesame sauce? We don’t think much can compare to this dish. If you can’t get enough of sesame chicken, we have a recipe for you.

What To Know About Sesame Chicken

Sesame chicken can be made from chicken breast or chicken thighs. The sesame sauce is a combination of honey, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, and sesame oil. It does not take long to make and you can always make it a few days in advance and set it in your fridge.

What You’ll Need

Sesame chicken isn’t a hard dish to make. In fact, if you have all the ingredients it is pretty straightforward. To make the chicken you will need:

  • 1 ½ pounds of boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • Preferred oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper

For the sauce, you will need a few more ingredients. Luckily, you can find all of these at your local store. You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mined garlic
  • 1.4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions

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How To Make

If you have ever fried chicken before, sesame chicken will be a breeze. The first thing you will want to do is stir in your eggs, salt, and pepper into a bowl. In another bowl, mix together the flour and ½ cup of cornstarch. Dip each piece of chicken into the bowl of the egg mixture and then into the flour. Next, you will need to heat up 3 inches of oil in a deep pan and make sure the oil gets up to 350 degrees F. Add about eight pieces of chicken at a time to your pan and cook.

While you cook, you can make the sauce. Combine your honey, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. After you do this, heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add your garlic and cook. Lastly, add your honey mixture and bring it to a simmer. Once it is heated and thick add your crispy chicken, toss, and enjoy!