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Sesame Chicken

After making Szechwan shrimp a few weeks ago, hubby and I were both still craving Asian food. I, for one, would definitely eat a lot more of it if I weren’t allergic to peanuts/nuts. But, I just take that as a challenge – it means I have to get really good at preparing the Asian meals I love so that I can enjoy them frequently, too. This recipe for sesame chicken takes a bit of preparation time, but the results are so worth it. You’ll need:




First, make the marinade. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl, and then pour the mixture into a resealable bag (or, just pour them right into the bag and shake it up like I did, if you don’t feel like dirtying another dish).

Cut the chicken into pieces 1 to 1 and 1/2 inches in size, and then drop the chicken into the marinade. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30-40 minutes, or overnight.

In the meantime, make the batter for frying. Mix all the batter ingredients in a medium bowl until well-combined. Also, pour 1-2 inches worth of vegetable into your wok and put it on the stove over high heat. Using a thermometer, make sure that the oil reaches 350 degrees, but don’t let it get any hotter than that.

When the chicken has finished marinating, dip each piece of chicken in the batter. Before frying however, make the sauce. Mix all the ingredients together in a sauce pan over medium heat until the mixture is hot. Remove it from the heat and let it thicken slightly.

Fry the chicken in the hot oil 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel to drain. When all the chicken has been fried, pour the sauce over the chicken and then sprinkle on the sesame seeds.

Serve over the rice.

Posted by on August 20, 2009.

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14 Responses

  1. this looks so delicious! gorgeous photos too!

    by Gaby on Aug 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm

  2. Mmmmm….that looks so good! I need to look at your blog with my grocery list & a pen! 🙂

    by Bridget {Bake at 350} on Aug 20, 2009 at 5:00 pm

  3. Beautiful , yummy site-love the pictures! Thank you! Betty

    by Betty on Aug 20, 2009 at 8:25 pm

  4. Thank you for this recipe!

    by Diana on Sep 24, 2009 at 4:29 am

  5. I have some chicken in the freezer and have been trying to figure out what to do with it. I think this just might be it. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    by Chad on Nov 18, 2009 at 3:44 am

  6. Yummy meal.
    Thank you.

    by A-Man on Feb 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm

  7. You’ve got one of my favorites here! This version looks delish. Thanks for the recipe!

    by Maggy on May 12, 2010 at 9:44 am

  8. Love your photos! Great dish!

    by Maria on May 12, 2010 at 9:48 am

  9. Those look like little morsels of tastiness. I love these flavors!

    by Cookin' Canuck on May 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm

  10. Yum! This looks awesome!!

    by Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} on May 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm

  11. This sesame chicken looks crispy and delicious!

    by marla {family fresh cooking} on May 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm

  12. Mmm…this sesame chicken looks delicious!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on May 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm

  13. I’ve never made sesame chicken at home but will definately try this recipe. I like Asian flavor, just don’t like eating it out much. Looks delicious!

    by Staci {@RandomSweets} on Jul 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm

  14. This is a very tasty sauce, but I would say it’s a lot closer to a sweet & sour sauce than sesame chicken. It struck me as needing salt.. Definitely a keeper recipe though, very quick to make. I found this via foodgawker. 🙂

    by Nicole on Dec 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

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