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sesame chicken

Sesame Chicken

The Best Sesame Chicken Recipe with crispy fried coated chicken glazed with a sweet and savoury sticky Asian sauce.
4.5 from 16 votes
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese Cuisine
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 396kcal
Author: Khin



  • 0.70 lb Boneless chicken thigh/breast ( about 300 gram )
  • 1 cup Potato /Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds
  • 2-3 Spring Onions
  • 1 Egg white
  • Oil for frying

 Marinate for Chicken

  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste 
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda 
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper


  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Light soy sauce 
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp  Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Brown/white sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar 
  • 3 tbsp Water


  • Cut chicken into small medium bite size pieces. Add all the ingredients from the chicken marinate list, mix well and marinate for 15 minutes.
  • In a small mixing bowl add all the ingredients from the sauce mix and mix well. Set aside.
  • Add one egg white into the marinated chicken and mix well. Coat the chicken pieces with Corn/potato flour and toss the excess flour out before frying.
  • Heat the oil into high heat about 350° F.  Add the coated chicken pieces and deep fry for 2-3 mins till chicken turn into light golden brown.  Remove from oil and set aside.
  • Heat the wok, add the sauce mixture and bring it to boil with medium high heat.
  • Add the fried chicken pieces. Stir well with medium high heat for few seconds.
  • Add the tosted sesame seeds and spring onions and stir well.
  • Garnish with extra sesame seeds and cut spring onions.
  • Crispy Sesame Chicken is ready! Serve immediately.
  • Perfect with a bowl of steamed rice or a stir-fry noodle. Enjoy!



  • Which oil is best for deep frying?  Use neutral flavour oil like sunflower, canola, grapeseed, peanut, or vegetable oil for deep frying.
  • Baked Sesame Chicken? Can you air fry the chicken pieces? Deep frying tastes best but you can spray or brush cooking oil on the coated chicken pieces generously. Fry it in an air fryer or bake in the oven until crispy golden brown. 
  • Making for a crowd? You can simply double or triple ingredients. 
  • Corn/Potato Starch - Use corn starch or potato starch instead of regular plain flour to achieve a crispy coating texture. 


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1884mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
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