Enjoy Delectable Oriental Cuisine With Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken Recipe

A classic oriental dish, Sesame Chicken, is an extremely popular dish in the Chinese Cuisine and is served in some of the best Chinese restaurants throughout the world. Though the dish is essentially spicy on the whole, but its sauce adds a sweet element to it to maintain the balance. The level of sweetness in the sauce can be adjusted as per your liking.

In fact, you can also adjust the level of heat by altering the amount of red pepper flakes and chili paste. Also, toasting of the sesame seeds is an important part of the recipe as it brings out the true flavor of these seeds. However, you need to exercise caution while doing the same.

Though it might sound too complex, but the effort is totally worth-it as you will end up with a high-quality restaurant-like dish in your own home.

Recipe Ingredients

Boneless Chicken Breasts – 2 (large)
Raw Sesame Seeds – 2 tablespoons
Green Onions(Sliced) – 2

For the Marinade:

Chicken Base – 1 teaspoon
Sesame Oil – ½ teaspoon
Raspberry wine – 1 tablespoon
Sugar – ¼ teaspoon
Ground White Pepper – As per your taste
Salt – ¼ teaspoon

For the Batter:

All Purpose Floor – ½ cup
Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon
Egg (Beaten) – 1
Vegetable oil – 1 tablespoon
Cornstarch – 3 tablespoons
Salt – As per your taste
Water – ½ cup

For the Sauce:

Ketchup – 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce – 1 tablespoon
White Vinegar – 1 tablespoon
Honey – 3 tablespoons
Ground black pepper – A pinch
Sugar – 2 tablespoons
Salt – As per your taste

Recipe Preparation

1. Cut the chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients required for the marinade and mix them properly. Now add chicken pieces to this mixture till all pieces are evenly coated with the marinade. Cover and keep in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Cut The Chicken Breasts

2. In the mean time, take a separate bowl and mix all the ingredients of the batter and blend them thoroughly with each other. The consistency of the batter should be such that it can coat the chicken pieces well, but should not be so thin that it flows around the pieces. Once ready, set it aside for some time.

Coat The Chicken Pieces

3. Use a pair of tongs or fork to remove the chicken pieces from the marinade. After this, dip them immediately in the prepared batter and make sure that they are coated evenly. Next, deep fry the chicken pieces in small batches using a deep fryer till they become golden brown. Drop the fried chicken pieces on paper towels to drains the oil off them.

Fork To Remove The Chicken Pieces

4. Take a work and add half a cup of water along with soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, honey, salt, and ground black pepper, and allow the mixture to warm over slow or medium heat. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil, keep them stirring constantly, and keep simmering till the sauce becomes slightly thick.

Mixture To Boiled Warm Over Slow Heat

5. Place all the fried chicken pieces in a nice serving dish and then coat it well with the prepared sauce. Garnish using sesame seeds and sliced scallions.