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Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken

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Today’s Recipe of the Day: Sweet & Spicy Sesame Chicken!

sweet and spicy sesame chicken

If you are a Chinese food fan, you should try this recipe!  Sesame chicken is a great recipe for both adults and kids because it’s basically like chicken nuggets with a little sauce!  If your kids don’t like spicy food you can leave out the heat in the recipe or just serve it to them without the sauce.

This recipe is a little more involved than more normal recipes but if you want sesame chicken that badly, you will make it happen!  It’s really not complicated, just quite a few ingredients and a little bit of time involved.

sesame chicken recipe

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Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Adapted from "Perfect Sesame Chicken" from allrecipes.com
  • Chicken Breading Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat cut into small pieces (cubes)
  • Sesame Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 Can Chicken broth
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp chili paste or your heat of choice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • Extra:
  • olive oil for frying
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Rice for pairing
  1. Mix all the chicken breading ingredients together (dry ingredients first, mix, then add the rest) and cover the chicken well. Then heat up a frying pan with about 1 cup olive oil and fry each piece of chicken til browned and cooked through. Drain on a paper towel.
  2. Meanwhile mix sauce ingredients minus cornstarch in a saucepan on the stovetop. Bring to a boil, then mix the cornstarch with a little water and add to thicken...add it slowly till you reach desired thickness. Turn heat to low until the chicken is done.
  3. When chicken and sauce are both done, combine in a bowl and toss. Top with toasted sesame seeds
  4. Serve over rice.

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  1. Was looking for a sesame sauce to use with riblets – wanted something light and this was easy and tasty – kids and husband loved. Will try your complete recipe next time. Thank you!

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