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Easy Honey Sesame Chicken

Easy Honey Sesame Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 serves 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serves 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Easy Honey Sesame Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 serves 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serves 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: serves Units:
Chicken
Sauce
Garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/430F with shelf placed on the highest level. Spray baking tray with oil.
  2. Mix sesame paste and soy sauce in a bowl (to loosen it up, easier to coat chicken). Add chicken, salt and sesame seeds.
  3. Place flour in a separate bowl and coat chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Place chicken on baking tray.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. Flick to broiler/grill as high as it will go with shelf about 15cm/6" from the heat source.
  6. Turn chicken. Broiler/grill for 5 minutes until golden and quite crispy (Note 4), then remove.
  7. Meanwhile, mix together Sauce in one bowl and Cornstarch in another.
  8. Add Sauce and bring to bubble. Add Cornstarch and cook for 30 seconds until it thickens into a thick syrup. Remove the Sauce immediately from the stove and pour over the chicken.
  9. Toss chicken in Sauce then sprinkle over Sesame Seeds and Shallots/Scallions to serve. Serve with rice.
Recipe Notes

Please note this is not my recipe. The full recipe blog can be found at https://www.recipetineats.com/easy-chinese-honey-sesame-chicken/

1. The chicken is sliced rather than diced so that way they are larger pieces that dry out during the cooking period. I use chicken thighs because they are juicier than breast. It can be made with breast but the flesh will be slightly drier.

2. Sesame paste is a Chinese ingredient that can be found at Asian grocery stores. I honestly cannot tell the difference between it and Tahini (the sesame paste used for hummus). PEANUT BUTTER is also an adequate substitute. I promise! It adds a bit of nutty flavour and acts as the same binding agent.

3. Please do not use LIGHT or DARK soy sauce. Use an all purpose ordinary soy sauce. I use Kikkoman. You will know it is an all purpose one because it won't have "light", "dark" or "sweet" soy sauce on the label. Light soy sauce is too salty for this dish and the flavour of dark soy sauce is too intense.

4. Fact is, baking chicken will not be as crispy as deep frying. But it's far healthier and it is still crispy! If you want to go all out, use the same coating but deep fry the chicken in oil. For extra extra crunch, fry it twice.

5. I used to have my own recipe from scratch but then I saw this one from Woks of Life. It tasted even better so this recipe is a bit of a mash up of mine and theirs!

Nutrition Information
Nutrition Facts
Easy Honey Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 1458mg 61%
Potassium 380mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 15g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 5%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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