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Sesame Chicken

- Submitted by Dahlia on 23rd Sep 2008

(Indo Chinese Sesame Chicken, Gingelly Seeds Chicken)

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken is a Chinese dish in which boneless skinless chicken pieces are deep fried and then tossed with a sauce made with cornstarch, vinegar, chicken broth and honey / sugar. It is then topped with toasted white sesame seeds. It is served with plain white rice or fried rice or noodles.

Recipe For Sesame Chicken

Ingredients

  • Chicken - 1 lb (0.5 Kg) (boneless skinless, cut into small cubes)
  • Oil -  2 tbsp (preferably sesame oil)
  • Sesame seeds (white) - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1 tsp (minced)
  • Veggies - 1 cup (chopped lengthwise optional). Any veggies like spring onion, bell peppers etc can be used.

Sauce Ingredients

  • Chilly garlic sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Vinegar- 2 tbsp
  • Water/Chicken Broth - 1 1/2 cup (or as needed)
  • Salt - as needed

Optional Ingredients

  • Corn Starch - 2 tbsp (to thicken the sauce)
  • Honey - (to add some sweetness to the sauce) 

Method

  1. Marinate the chicken with some soy sauce (2 tbsp) and salt for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok and stir fry the chicken until the chicken is cooked. (The chicken is traditionally deep fried.)
  3. Remove the chicken and keep it aside.
  4. Heat some oil in the same wok and stir fry the ginger and veggies for just a minute or two.
  5. Add the sauce ingredients - vinegar, soy sauce, chilly garlic sauce and water/chicken broth. (You can add some corn starch and honey to the sauce depending on how thick and how sweet you want your sauce to be. I haven't added either, to suit to my taste.)
  6. Bring the sauce to a boil and add the fried chicken pieces. (Check for salt and other seasonings at this stage. Add some chilly powder if you need more heat.)
  7. Transfer the chicken with the sauce to the serving tray and top it with the sesame seeds.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve with fried rice/ noodles.

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Comments (3)

Person Salma   (June 30, 2016)
Hi there,
I'm going to try your recipe tonight anyway, but I still want to know for sure for later, which Chili Garlic sauce do you use, specifically? Can you let me know the exact name and brand? Thanks so much....
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 4, 2016)
Hi Salma, The chili garlic sauce that I used is called 'Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce'. (http://www.ebay.in/itm/121982680672?aff_source=Sok-Goog)
Person Salma   (June 26, 2016)
Hi there,
I'm going to try your recipe tonight anyway, but I still want to know for sure for later, which Chili Garlic sauce do you use, specifically? Can you let me know the exact name and brand? Thanks so much....

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