Crispy sesame chicken is a delicious and popular dish that combines tender chicken pieces with a sweet and savory sesame sauce. Here’s a recipe to make it at home:


For the chicken:
– 1 lb (about 450g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
– 1/2 cup cornstarch
– 2 large eggs, beaten
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Vegetable oil, for frying

For the sauce:
– 1/4 cup soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
– 1 tablespoon sesame oil
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
– 1 tablespoon cornstarch
– 1/4 cup water

For garnish:
– Toasted sesame seeds
– Sliced green onions


1. In a shallow bowl, season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
2. Place the cornstarch in another shallow bowl.
3. Dip each piece of chicken into the beaten eggs, then dredge in the cornstarch, shaking off any excess.
4. Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
5. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
6. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, and grated ginger to make the sauce.
7. In a separate small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water to make a slurry.
8. Pour the sauce mixture into a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
9. Gradually whisk in the cornstarch slurry, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency. Remove from heat.
10. Toss the fried chicken pieces in the sauce until evenly coated.
11. Serve the crispy sesame chicken immediately, garnished with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
12. Enjoy your delicious homemade crispy sesame chicken with steamed rice or your favorite side dishes!

This crispy sesame chicken is sure to be a hit with its crunchy texture and flavorful sauce. It’s perfect for a satisfying dinner any day of the week!

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