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Shanghai Chicken

This recipe for Shanghai Chicken is simple and delicious. Serve with sweet chili sauce for extra flavor. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: shanghai chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 356kcal


  • 6 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tablespoon soy sauce low sodium
  • 2 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • sweet chili sauce optional


  • Wash the chicken and cut the breasts into long strips.
  • In a medium bowl add the soy sauce, eggs, mustard, flour, cornstarch, dill, salt and pepper and whisk everything well.
  • In another bowl add the sesame seeds.
  • In a nonstick pan heat up the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  • Dip the chicken strips into the batter and then sprinkle or dip the chicken in the sesame seeds. Fry on both sides until the chicken is golden brown. Make sure the heat is on medium, so that you don't burn the chicken and to make sure you cook the chicken well.
  • Repeat with all the chicken.
  • Serve with sweet chili sauce.


  1. 11 weight watchers points per serving


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3mg