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spicy sesame chicken (sallye)

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

Another classic Asian recipe that is delicious and easy to make. There are many recipes for Sesame chicken available, and they all pretty much use the same ingredients. I've jazzed this one up a bit by adding the peppers, but you can easily eliminate them without sacrificing the taste of the dish. Enjoy.

(2 ratings)
yield 2 to 4 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spicy sesame chicken (sallye)

  • 6 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    ketchup (i use hunts)
  • 3 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar (preferably dark)
  • 2 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    granulated or powder garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 3 or 4
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 lg
  • 3 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1 c
    toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 or 4 sm
    xian or dried red chile peppers (optional)
  • 3 TO 4 c
    cooked steamed rice
  • 3 to 4 md
    chopped green onions (optional)
  • 12 oz
    steamed broccoli

How To Make spicy sesame chicken (sallye)

  • 1
  • 2
    Place honey, ketchup, both sugars, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and garlic powder in a mixing bowl and whisk together until well blended.
  • 3
  • 4
    Dice partially frozen chicken breasts into 1-1/2" cubes and set aside in glass bowl.
  • 5
    Sift flour into a shallow bowl and set aside
  • 6
    Lightly beat egg in separate shallow bowl and set aside
  • 7
    Place cornstarch in separate shallow bowl and set aside.
  • 8
    Set all 3 bowls in a line, eggs first, then flour, then cornstarch. Dip chicken pieces in egg, Then dip in flour, turning to lightly coat all over. Last dip in the cornstarch, turning to lightly coat all over. Place chicken pieces on parchment paper or cutting board in a single layer as you dip.
  • 9
    Heat oil over medium heat in a large heavy skillet. When oil is shimmering, add chicken and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until cooked through and crispy light brown. Stir often while cooking to insure even cooking.
  • 10
    When chicken is cooked, add the sauce and chile peppers to the skillet and bring to a boil. Whisk 1 tablespoon water and 2 tablespoons corn starch together in a small bowl until cornstarch dissolves and forms a paste. Add to sauce mixture in skillet, and stir until sauce thickens.
  • 11
    Remove from heat and stir in sesame seeds and green onions. Serve over steamed rice with broccoli on the side