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Prep 30 minutes
Total 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 600 g Chicken thigh fillets
  • 80 g Cornflour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 150 g Plain flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • ½ tsp Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 6 tbsps Groundnut oil (or vegetable oil)
For the sauce:
  • 4 tbsps Soy sauce
  • 6 tbsps Tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsps Minced garlic
  • 2 tsps Minced ginger
  • 2 tbsps Sriracha
  • 2 tbsps Sweet chilli sauce
  • 50 g Soft brown sugar
  • 4 tbsps Honey
  • 2 tbsps Rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tbsps Sesame oil
To garnish:
  • Sesame seeds
  • Spring onion
Sesame Chicken
Sesame Chicken Sesame Chicken

This popular Asian takeaway dish is easy to make at home.

  1. Cut the chicken thigh fillets into bite sized pieces. You can use chicken breast if you prefer, but I find the thighs taste better.
  2. Put the chopped chicken pieces into a large mixing bowl, add the cornflour and coat it all over.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the plain flour, the salt, pepper, garlic salt, ground ginger, chinese five spice and paprika. Mix it well until it is well combined.
  4. In a third bowl, add the eggs and lightly beat them.
  5. Place the chicken pieces into the egg and coat completely, then dust each piece in the seasoned flour.
  6. Heat the groundnut oil in a wok or a large frying pan, add the chicken and cook over a medium-high heat until it is golden brown and crispy. You may need to cook the chicken in two batches to avoid over crowding in the pan.
  7. Once it is golden brown and crispy, remove the chicken from the pan and place onto kitchen paper to soak up any excess oil.
  8. In a clean pan, add all of the sauce ingredients and cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes, until it is bubbling and sticky.
  9. Add the chicken into the sauce and stir to coat. Cook for a couple of minutes over a medium heat.
  10. Sprinkle some sesame seeds into the pan and mix well.
  11. Serve the sesame chicken with rice, and garnish with more sesame seeds and chopped spring onion.
Sesame Chicken
Sesame Chicken Sesame Chicken

This popular Asian takeaway dish is easy to make at home.

Prep 30 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Serves
US | Metric
favorite
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rate
Ingredients
  • 600 g Chicken thigh fillets
  • 80 g Cornflour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 150 g Plain flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • ½ tsp Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 6 tbsps Groundnut oil (or vegetable oil)
For the sauce:
  • 4 tbsps Soy sauce
  • 6 tbsps Tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsps Minced garlic
  • 2 tsps Minced ginger
  • 2 tbsps Sriracha
  • 2 tbsps Sweet chilli sauce
  • 50 g Soft brown sugar
  • 4 tbsps Honey
  • 2 tbsps Rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tbsps Sesame oil
To garnish:
  • Sesame seeds
  • Spring onion
  1. Cut the chicken thigh fillets into bite sized pieces. You can use chicken breast if you prefer, but I find the thighs taste better.
  2. Put the chopped chicken pieces into a large mixing bowl, add the cornflour and coat it all over.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the plain flour, the salt, pepper, garlic salt, ground ginger, chinese five spice and paprika. Mix it well until it is well combined.
  4. In a third bowl, add the eggs and lightly beat them.
  5. Place the chicken pieces into the egg and coat completely, then dust each piece in the seasoned flour.
  6. Heat the groundnut oil in a wok or a large frying pan, add the chicken and cook over a medium-high heat until it is golden brown and crispy. You may need to cook the chicken in two batches to avoid over crowding in the pan.
  7. Once it is golden brown and crispy, remove the chicken from the pan and place onto kitchen paper to soak up any excess oil.
  8. In a clean pan, add all of the sauce ingredients and cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes, until it is bubbling and sticky.
  9. Add the chicken into the sauce and stir to coat. Cook for a couple of minutes over a medium heat.
  10. Sprinkle some sesame seeds into the pan and mix well.
  11. Serve the sesame chicken with rice, and garnish with more sesame seeds and chopped spring onion.