Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

2019-02-05
4 Stars (12 Voters)
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Honey Sesame Chicken - easy and delicious meal that you must try. Combination of sweet and savory. Great for dinner, lunch or as a side dish.
DIFFICULTY
Medium
YIELDS
6
PREP TIME
30 minutes
WORK TIME
30 minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Asian
INGREDIENTS

    For the chicken mixture:

    • 1 pound (450g) boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    For the sauce:

    • 1/3 cup (110g) honey
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons (50g) ketchup or tomato paste
    • 2 tablespoons (30g) hot chili sauce or sriracha (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon (9g) cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

    For the batter:

    • 1 L egg 1/2 cup (120ml) cold water
    • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp (110g) flour
    • 1/2 cup (60g) cornstarch
    • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 tablespoons (30g) vegetable oil
    • Oil for frying
    • Sesame seeds for garnishing
DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl whisk all the sauce ingredients until smooth and set aside.

2. Season chicken cubes with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well until all pieces coated with the seasoning.

3. In a large bowl prepare the batter: beat egg with salt and garlic powder, add cold water and whisk, add flour and whisk until smooth, add cornstarch and baking powder and whisk until smooth. Add oil and whisk. If the batter is too thick, add more water, if the batter is too thin, add more flour/cornstarch.

4. Transfer cubed chicken to the batter, mix well until they are well coated.

5. Heat oil to 360F (180C).

6. Fry coated chicken in small batches. Fry about 1-2 minutes, occasionally moving the chicken, or until lightly golden. Remove and repeat with the remaining chicken. Return fried chicken to hot oil and fry again in 1 or 2 batches (depends on the size of the pan) and fry for 4-5 minutes, occasionally moving the chicken, or until golden and cooked through. Drain chicken pieces on paper towel.

7. Pour the sauce into a large pan, heat the sauce and add the chicken. Lower the heat, sprinkle some sesame seeds and toss until well coated.

COMMENTS (1)
  • N
    Nicole
    10/9/2020

    Mine turned soggy after I added the sauce

    Reply
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