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Sesame Chicken

Delicious Sesame Chicken in a sweet and savory sauce that's crispy on the outside and moist on the inside! Tossed in a delectable and simple sauce, feel free to pop these into your mouth one after another, because this version is better than the restaurant version.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sesame garlic chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 324kcal


Chicken and Marinade

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts boneless and skinless, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

For sauce


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • Prep and marinate chicken: Add all the chicken and marinade ingredients to a bowl and toss well to break up the egg white. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare sauce: In another bowl add the chicken broth, rice vinegar, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil and whisk well.
  • Dredge chicken through flour: Add the flour to a shallow plate or bowl. Toss in the chicken pieces and the marinade, then use your hands to toss everything together.
  • Fry chicken: Add about a cup of oil to a wok or skillet and heat over high heat. When the oil is hot enough, add a few chicken pieces at once, shaking off any excess flour and fry for about 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Drain on a plate lined with kitchen towels. Repeat with remaining chicken, it will take about 3 batches.
  • Cook sauce: In a clean wok add the prepared sauce and simmer over medium-low heat. Form a cornstarch slurry by mixing it with the tbsp of water, then pour into the sauce. Whisk the sauce and cook for another minute until the sauce has thickened.
  • Toss chicken with sauce: Add the cooked chicken pieces to the sauce in the wok and toss well until the chicken is evenly coated. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.



  1. Transfer the leftover sesame chicken to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3-4 days. Make sure the chicken has fully cooled down to room temperature otherwise it will steam itself in the container.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 507mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg