Sesame Chicken: Easy, Fast, and Incredibly Delicious

Are you looking for a mouthwatering dish that’s not only easy to prepare but also incredibly delicious? Look no further than Sesame Chicken! This recipe combines tender chicken pieces with a delectable sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for that perfect crunch. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, you can whip up this delightful meal in no time.


For the Chicken:

  • 1.1 pounds (500 grams) of chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Oil (for frying)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • Spring onion (for garnish)

For the Sauce:

  • Spring onion (chopped, for the sauce)
  • Oil (for the sauce)
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch

Making Sesame Chicken: Step by Step

Step 1: Preparing the Chicken

  1. Begin by cutting the chicken breast into bite-sized cubes and placing them in a bowl.
  2. Add crushed garlic, soy sauce, salt, pepper, egg, and corn starch to the chicken cubes. Mix everything thoroughly, ensuring that the chicken pieces are well coated.
  3. Sprinkle plain flour over the chicken mixture, making sure each piece is evenly coated.
  4. Heat a pan with enough oil for frying. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the coated chicken cubes.
  5. Fry the chicken pieces until they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove them from the pan and set them aside.

Step 2: Preparing the Sauce

  1. In a separate pan, sauté chopped spring onions in a little oil until they become fragrant and slightly caramelized.
  2. Add chicken broth, light soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and ketchup to the sautéed spring onions. Stir in the brown sugar, allowing it to dissolve into the mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, combine corn starch and water to create a slurry.
  4. Once the sauce in the pan starts to simmer, pour in the corn starch slurry. Stir continuously to avoid lumps.
  5. Allow the sauce to simmer for about 10 minutes or until it thickens to your desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Bringing It All Together

  1. Add the fried chicken cubes to the thickened sauce in the pan.
  2. Gently toss the chicken pieces in the sauce until they are evenly coated.
  3. Transfer the Sesame Chicken to a serving dish, and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped spring onions.


Sesame Chicken is a delightful dish that combines the flavors of tender chicken, savory sauce, and the satisfying crunch of sesame seeds. This recipe is not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious. Serve it as a main course or as an appetizer at your next gathering, and watch it disappear within minutes. Enjoy your homemade Sesame Chicken!


1. Can I use boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breast?

Absolutely! You can substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast in this recipe for a slightly different flavor and texture.

2. Is there a way to make this dish less spicy?

If you prefer a milder flavor, you can reduce the amount of pepper and adjust the quantity of soy sauce in the sauce to suit your taste.

3. What can I serve with Sesame Chicken?

Sesame Chicken pairs well with steamed white rice, fried rice, or noodles. You can also add some steamed vegetables for a balanced meal.

4. Can I make this dish gluten-free?

Yes, you can make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free soy sauce and a suitable flour substitute for coating the chicken.

5. How do I store leftover Sesame Chicken?

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days. Reheat in a pan or microwave until heated through before serving.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this easy, fast, and incredibly delicious Sesame Chicken recipe. Give it a try today!

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