Sesame Chicken

Another favorite at the Chinese restaurant, here is our version of Sesame Chicken.

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast cut into strips

3 cups oil (for frying)

Sesame Seeds


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 3/4 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder


3/4 cup water

3 tablespoons white vinegar

3 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup honey

4 teaspoons soy sauce

1 chicken bouillon or 2 teaspoons instant chicken granules

1 teaspoon sesame oil

2 teaspoons cornstarch

Combine the ingredients for the batter mixture and whisk until blended. Let stand for 15 minutes. In the meantime, heat the oil in a wok or skillet and heat until it reaches 375 degrees F. Dip the chicken strips in the batter and drop in the hot oil one strip at a time. Don’t over crowd, you may have to fry the chicken in 4 batches. Fry the chicken strips until they are golden and drain on paper towel.

After frying, remove all the oil from the wok, but don’t wash. Return to the heat and add all the sauce ingredients, previously mixed together. Cook and stir until the mixture boils and simmer for 3 minutes until the sauce is thickened. Add the fried chicken strips and stir to coat with the sauce. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

4 thoughts on “Sesame Chicken

  1. JMom

    LOL! Thess, tunay, ako din nagtagal, pero pagbigyan na nga natin 🙂 syempre, hindi naman kita puwedeng i-ban. Hindi ko pa alam gawin yon eh, ha!ha!

    Hirap palabasing ng mai-ge ang pix, pero nasarapan talaga ang mga bata. Buti na lang, para hindi kami lagi sa resto, ka gastos, eh!

  2. Thess

    Jmom, hello…ehem, tagalugin ko ha…d hamak na mas kewl page mo, susme naman! (kung naintindihan man ng unang poster..OO naman, mas kewl page ni JMom, nakakagutom, yung iyo, 3 seconds lang ako tumagal)

    suplada talaga, hi hi hi, Jmom wag mo ako iba ban ha ^_^

    seriously, all I wanted to say was: I love the chicken w/ sesame oil and seeds combination!

  3. JMom

    Hi Wino Mc! Thanks for visiting and for the compliment 🙂

    Keep bloghopping, you’ll find there are many blogs out there cooler than my little effort here, but of course, not as cool as yours 🙂

  4. Wino McHackenpuke

    This blog is one of the coolest I’ve seen tonight! It’s not quite as cool as mine, but nearly.

    Not only are you providing a service by posting recipes for people, you’re also doing it in an organized and user-friendly manner.


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