Asian sesame chicken

Asian sesame chicken: A taste sensation. Image: Food photo created by stockking – www.freepik.com

Asian sesame chicken – Start the Chinese new year on a tasty note

Get ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year by whipping together this tasty Asian recipe in less than an hour.

Asian sesame chicken

Asian sesame chicken: A taste sensation. Image: Food photo created by stockking – www.freepik.com

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a delicious Asian sesame chicken. Loaded with oriental flavours with tender chicken on the inside and crispiness on the outside, this Chinese bite is not to be missed. In addition, this recipe comes with a delightful Asian sweet-and-sticky sauce that will tempt you to lick your plate afterwards.

This recipe Asian sesame chicken recipe tastes just like the original you will get at a Chinese takeaway shop. So get ready to prepare your own Chinese-styled meal that will tickle your taste buds.

When preparing this Asian sesame chicken recipe, you will be surprised by how easy it is. The secret is getting your chicken succulent on the inside and crispy on the outside with the correct ingredients to create the appetising sauce.

Get ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year by whipping together this tasty Asian recipe in less than an hour. Serve on fluffy rice or noodles. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you have tried it out.

Asian sesame chicken recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: MainCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • 3 chicken breast fillets, chopped into chunks

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup corn flour

  • ½ cup flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • oil for frying

  • Sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar

  • ½ cup honey (or brown sugar)

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • cup water

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Method

  • Chicken
  • Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks. Get 3 bowls ready.
  • Place the eggs in one shallow bowl and the cornflour in another bowl. In the third bowl, add the flour, salt, pepper and paprika and mix together.
  • Dip the chicken in the cornflour, then dip in the egg, and finally dip it in the seasoned flour.
  • Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan until very hot. Add the coated chicken to the frying pan and cook on high heat for 5-6 minutes, turning once or twice until cooked.
  • Remove chicken from the pan and place on kitchen towel.
  • Sauce
  • Add all the sauce ingredients to the hot wok or pan, stir and simmer on high heat for 2-3 minutes until the sauce reduces and caramelises.
  • Add the fried chicken back into the frying pan together with the sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped spring onion.
  • Serve with steamed rice or fried rice.

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