Crispy Sesame Chicken Recipe

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Crispy Sesame Chicken Recipe

Skip the take-out and make your very own Crispy Sesame Chicken Recipe with simple and easy ingredients you already have in your pantry!

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes


For the chicken

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • oil for frying

For the sauce

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup*
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar**
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions


  • Whisk the eggs and add them to a bowl with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Combine flour with 1/2 cup of cornstarch to a bowl.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the egg mixture, then into the flour. Repeat the process with all of the chicken.
  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pan to 350 degrees F
  • When oil is hot, add about 8 peice of chicken at a time and cook for 5 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Repeat with all of the chicken.
  • Drain the chicken on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Meanwhile, while the chicken cooks, combine the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil and 2 teaspoons of cornstarch in a bowl.
  • Heat the tablespoon of sesame of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook garlic for 30 seconds then add the sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until just thickened.
  • Add the chicken and toss to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, then serve immediately.