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Crispy Honey Sesame Chicken

Crispy Honey Sesame Chicken that's better than take out and so easy to make! You're going to love these crispy chicken pieces coated in a sweet and garlicky sauce and topped with sesame seeds.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: how to make sesame chicken, sesame chicken recipe, sesame chicken sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 441kcal

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • oil for frying

For the Honey Sauce

Instructions

  • Place eggs in a bowl and stir with a fork until blended.
  • Combine flour and cornstarch in a plate and stir together until incorporated.
  • Heat about 3-inches of oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture and then dip it into flour mixture.
  • Add chicken pieces to the hot oil and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Drain chicken on paper towels.
  • In the meantime, prepare the honey sauce.
  • Set a pan over medium heat; add in honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic. Whisk to combine.
  • Bring sauce to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  • Remove from heat and pour sauce over chicken.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

Notes

If you want a thicker sauce, combine ½ tablespoon cornstarch with ½ tablespoon cold water; whisk to combine and then whisk into the sauce. Cook for a minute, or until heated through. 

Nutrition

Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3mg