Sesame Chicken Recipe | Yummly

Sesame Chicken

Yummly User: "So yummy, not too much breading." Read More


  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (can substitute a couple pinches of red pepper flakes)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
  • sesame seeds (to garnish)
  • scallions (sliced, to garnish)
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    Yummly User 11 days ago
    So yummy, not too much breading.
    Yummly User 12 days ago
    It tasted AMAZING and the whole family loved it, there was not one piece left!!!
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    It was really good. i was going to order it from the local (so so) take out place and I am glad I did'nt. Took a litte time to get it all together but worth it.
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    It was great my family really love it
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    Turned out okay. A bit annoying and tedious in parts. The bread crumb recipe is very annoying, don’t think i’ll use it next time however final product tastes great. I recommend but without the breadcrumbs!
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    ok, just a little salty for my taste.
    Yummly User 10 months ago
    Everything turned out tasty! My only issues were mixing the marinade with the dredging starches?? I could not get it to turn out so I just used the egg and starch/flour mix as normal. The sauce was great!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Many reviews cite that there was an inadequate amount of sauce, but I found the quantity to be perfect! The instructions were very straight forward! Excellent flavor! Will make again!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Did not turn out very good at all... could have been a mistake on my part but had to throw out the gunky mixture that was supposed to be a breading for the chicken. Doubt I give it another try.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Turned out great! Did change a few things for my personal taste but otherwise was perfect.
    Yummly User a year ago
    It’s a lot of steps but it turned out delicious. I skipped breading it and just fried the chicken straight from the fridge after marinating it (marinated it for about an hour).
    Yummly User a year ago
    Really tasty! Batch cooked a load and had it for lunch with rice. Best lunches I've had in a long time! It does take quite a while though.
    Yummly User a year ago
    A lot of work, but worth it.
    Yummly User a year ago
    This recipe is good. I use Braggs Liquid Aminos which is typically lower in salt and a gluten free option to regular soy sauce and I found this recipe to still be pretty salty considering I did not add any additional salt or pepper. I would also recommend doubling the sauce recipe as it barely covered the chicken pieces thoroughly. I also used a hot chili sesame oil and chili garlic sauce in place of red pepper flakes. We found this to be plenty spicy. No additional spicy needed. I used my Bella 1100 watt fryer and it worked easily. All in all delicious and edible just not particularly “in love”.
    Yummly User a year ago
    It turned out well. Didn’t use the egg whites. The batter stuck on the chicken. It’s a very messy process. Next time will be easier. The recipe says to coat the chicken and then fry. When you fry it doesn’t take long for the chicken to brown. So you need to keep an eye on that. I was costing and frying at the same time. One hand with glove covered in batter and the other had the spider to move the fried chicken around, with oil splattering here and there. *Batter the chicken first and focus on frying as two separate things. This recipe was a huge success. Messy but worth it when everyone in the family gives you great reviews. I learned to appreciate this recipe, when ordering Chinese. I also toasted the sesame seeds a bit. I prefer them that way to raw.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Was GREAT! Make extra sauce though there’s not enough and it takes a long time
    Yummly User a year ago
    It was delicious.. I modified it, I didn’t use egg whites to coat it and instead of fresh ginger I used 1/4 tsp of ground ginger ..
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Had some chicken breast’s that needed to be used so I searched Yummly and found this recipe It was easy to make and my kids and spouse insist that I make it again
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    A lot of work for what the end result was
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    A real winner. Even for the beginner cook!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Deliscious! Better than take out!
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    The sauce was delicious! I had trouble getting the batter/breading to stick to the chicken and was ready to be disappointed. But somehow it came out nice a crispy any way! Since I had 2 lbs of chicken and a medium crown of broccoli, I doubled the sauce mixture to cover, and it was just enough. I love cooking almost as much as I hate washing dishes, and this recipe required nearly every dish and utensil in my kitchen, so this would not be something I make too frequently.
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Sauce is far too salty
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    Perfect!!! Takes time to make but well worth it!!! Who needs to go to a Chinese restaurant when you can make it yourself?
    Yummly User 2 years ago
    This was a mess to make and timing is of the essence but it was nothing short of amazing! I wouldn’t recommend it for an easy weeknight meal but it is definitely worth the effort!
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    It was super easy to make and it tasted amazing!!
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    Really good! Worth every dirty dish to make it (and there were many!) I served it with an asian broccoli slaw and cilantro-lime was the bomb and not to syrupy sweet.
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    Excellent family loved it! Would definitely make it again. My kids are picky and they both loved this recipe.
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    This is excellent! I made the recipe exactly as written. A big hit with the family. I have made this now a second time and expect it to be just as delicious. EDIT: This is not the recipe I had tried before. It was just ok. The egg whites separated during cooking and really didn't keep the flour breaking on.
    Yummly User 3 years ago
    It turned out fabulous! Will make again make sure you make twice the sauce served hot in ny wok great for leftovers!