Flawless Sesame Chicken

How to make Flawless Sesame Chicken




  • 3 whole boneless chicken breasts


  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine or dry sherry
  • 3 drops sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8-1/4 cup white vinegar or rice wine vinegar (depending on how sweet you want the sauce)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (or more)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)


  • 3 1/2 cups peanut oil


  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

First, prepare the chicken & marinade:

  1. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Mix the marinade ingredients (the first 9 ingredients listed).
  3. Marinate the chicken for 20-39 minutes minutes.

Second, prepare the sauce (perhaps while marinading):

  1. Mix together all of the sauce ingredients (the LAST 9 ingredients beginning with water).
  2. Pour them into a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  3. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken.

Third, to deep-fry the chicken:

  1. Add the marinated chicken pieces a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown.
  2. Drain on paper towels and then place chicken in warm oven (130 degrees) while you continue frying.
  3. Repeat with the remainder of the chicken.

Last, to put it all together:

  1. Just before you are finished deep-frying, bring the sauce back up to a boil.
  2. Place the chicken on a large platter and pour the sauce over.
  3. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Serve the Sesame Chicken with rice.


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Source: http://www.nibbledish.com/people/captbunzo/recipes/flawless-sesame-chicken-american-restaurant-style

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  • Mellow says
    Flawless Sesame Chicken, a fulfillling meal for winter - stick to the ribs type of food

  • I love sesame seeds!
  • KH says
    Sounds fairly nice and easy.
  • coco says
    YUM I love chicken recipes!
  • CEZ33 says
    I so glad I found this recipe, my four year old has become quite fussy with his food and always wants 'chicken and rice' and I am sick of making the same old stir frys. Will definately give this ago and Im sure he will like it and my partner and I will be glad of the change!
  • Alicia says
    Can't wait to make this one!
  • jdf says
    this dish is delish. My family love it.
  • Lauren says
    This looks sooo good!
  • T T says
    There is something about having sesame on top of fried chicken... looks so scrumptious!
  • Lauren says
    This picture is amazing!

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