Skip to Content

The Best Sesame Chicken

284 Shares
I love the slightly sweet, tangy, and salty flavor of Sesame Chicken, it’s a feast for the tastebuds!
The Best Sesame Chicken

This may not be a traditional recipe for Sesame Chicken, but I love its slightly sweet and tangy flavor. This Sesame Chicken recipe is made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry like ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and sesame seed oil. I promise you will love it!

What Do I Need to Make The Best Sesame Chicken?

To make this delicious meal you will need:

  • Egg
  • Soy sauce
  • Cornstarch
  • Chicken breasts
  • Water
  • Honey
  • Ketchup
  • Sesame seed oil
  • Lime juice
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • White rice
  • Sesame seeds and green onions for garnish

The Best Sesame Chicken (2)-2

How Do I Make the Best Sesame Chicken?

  1. Beat the eggs with 2 tbsp of soy sauce in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add the cubed chicken breasts plus 2 tbsp of cornstarch and mix everything together. Set aside.
  3. Make the sauce: pour the water, honey, ketchup, sesame seed oil, lime juice, salt, and remaining tbsp of soy sauce into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until slightly thick.
  4. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, fry the chicken pieces until brown and fully cooked. Transfer to a plate.
  5. Place the cooked chicken in a clean bowl and pour the sauce over it. Mix until all the pieces are fully covered with the sauce.
  6. Serve with sesame seeds and sliced green onions on top.

The Best Sesame Chicken (2)-2

Can I Use Flour Instead of Cornstarch?

You can, but it will taste slightly different and the texture will be different as well. Coating the chicken with cornstarch will produce a crispier texture. Some people like to use a 50/50 ratio of flour and cornstarch too!

Other Asian-Inspired Recipes For You:

  • Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe
  • Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (P.F. Chang’s Style)
  • One-Pot Black Pepper Chicken Recipe
  • Spicy Thai Basil Chicken
  • Beef and Broccoli With The Best Sauce

The Best Sesame Chicken

The Best Sesame Chicken

I love the slightly sweet, tangy, and salty flavor of Sesame Chicken, it’s a feast for the tastebuds!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 498kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 ½ tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sesame seed oil
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Sesame seed and sliced green onions for garnish
  • Cooked white rice for serving

Instructions

  • Beat the eggs with 2 tbsp of soy sauce in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add the cubed chicken breasts plus 2 tbsp of cornstarch and mix everything together. Set aside.
  • Make the sauce: pour the water, honey, ketchup, sesame seed oil, lime juice, salt, and remaining tbsp of soy sauce into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until slightly thick.
  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, fry the chicken pieces until brown and fully cooked. Transfer to a plate.
  • Place the cooked chicken in a clean bowl and pour the sauce over it. Mix until all the pieces are fully covered with the sauce.
  • Serve with sesame seeds and sliced green onions on top.

Notes

  1. Make sure the skillet is hot before adding the oil, and the oil is hot before placing the chicken pieces in the skillet so they brown properly.
  2. If you add spicy food, add sriracha to the sauce.
  3. Remove the excess oil from the chicken by placing the cooked, fried pieces on a plate lined with a paper towel.
PIN THIS MOUTHWATERING CHICKEN RECIPE NOW!

Nutrition

Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 20g

 

284 Shares
Recipe Rating