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

Enjoy a delectable Asian sesame chicken dish for the Chinese New Year. This Chinese snack is packed with oriental flavors and features delicate chicken on the inside and crispiness on the outer.
This recipe also includes a delectable Asian sweet-and-sticky sauce that will encourage you to lick your plate clean.
This Asian sesame chicken meal tastes exactly like the one you’d get at a Chinese takeout joint. So get ready to make your own Chinese-style lunch that will wow your palate.
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




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  • 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


  • 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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