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Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken - Best-ever and easiest honey sesame chicken recipe with chicken, sticky sweet and savory honey sauce with sesame! | rasamalaysia.com

Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Honey Sesame Chicken – Best-ever and easiest honey sesame chicken recipe with chicken, sticky sweet and savory honey sauce with sesame! | rasamalaysia.com
Makes 20
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Ingredients:

1 lb boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes or long strips
Oil, for deep-frying
2 garlic, minced
Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

Frying Batter:

1 egg white
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water, ice cold
1 tablespoon oil
Pinch of salt

Honey Sesame Sauce:

1/3 cup pure honey
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt

Method:
Whisk all the “Frying Batter” ingredients together until smooth. Set aside. Drop in the chicken cubes, mix well until they are well coated. Set aside.

Mix all the ingredients of the “Honey Sesame Sauce” together and set aside.

Heat up a saute pan and add about 2-inch of oil on medium to high heat. When the oil is fully heated, gently drop in the battered chicken cubes, one by one, making sure it is spread out to prevent sticking together. Continue to fry until the color changes to golden brown. Dish out and drain on paper towels.

Transfer 2 tablespoons of the frying oil in a wok or skillet, stir-fry the garlic until aromatic. Add in the Honey Sesame Sauce, and bring to a light simmer or until the sauce thickens. Drop in the chicken, stir-fry a few times to combine the sauce and chicken, add the sesame seeds, dish out and serve immediately with steamed white rice, or Chinese fried rice.

Honey Sesame Chicken - Best-ever and easiest honey sesame chicken recipe with chicken, sticky sweet and savory honey sauce with sesame! | rasamalaysia.com

Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken – Best-ever and easiest honey sesame chicken recipe with chicken, sticky sweet and savory honey sauce with sesame!

Honey Sesame Chicken - Best-ever and easiest honey sesame chicken recipe with chicken, sticky sweet and savory honey sauce with sesame! | rasamalaysia.com

Honey chicken is one of the most popular Chinese recipes on Rasa Malaysia. I create that recipe two years ago and many readers have requested variations of that recipe. Today, I am creating a new recipe called honey sesame chicken, which is quite popular on Pinterest (remember to follow me).

To make honey sesame chicken, all you need are a few everyday ingredients that you can get at any food stores or supermarkets. There is no need to go to Chinatown or specialty Asian stores for the ingredients. I am going to make it very simple for you so you can just whip it up anytime you want.

While most people don’t like to do deep-frying at home, I strongly urge you to do so with this honey sesame chicken recipe and other Chinese recipes on Rasa Malaysia. The reason why we all love Chinese takeouts and dishes so much is because of the deep-fried chicken coated with rich and savory sauce. Eat them with some warm steamed rice and you have your guilty pleasure. So I say forget about baked chicken, let’s fry the chicken and give your stomach and palate a treat. We all deserve to indulge once in a while.

Honey Sesame Chicken - Best-ever and easiest honey sesame chicken recipe with chicken, sticky sweet and savory honey sauce with sesame! | rasamalaysia.com

The sweetest thing is that you don’t even really need to deep fry the chicken as shallow fry works very well at home. You don’t need a deep fryer, or 6 inches of oil to deep fry a batch of chicken for dinner. You just need a small saute pan, non-stick preferably for ease of cleaning and frying, about 2 inches of oil, a pair of long chopsticks and you are good. There is no wastage of oil, no splattering oil, but gloriously fried chicken pieces ready to be cooked with the sweet, tangy, and savory honey sesame sauce. Easy breezy and no fuss!

Here is my honey sesame chicken recipe. Just look at the pictures above, I am sure you will love it when you try my recipe!

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24 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. lola

    I made this dish tonight. It was just okay. I feel the batter was a bit thick and would rather have made a tempura batter instead just because it is lighter. It also made a huge mess in the kitchen due to the fact that the battered chicken spattered all over the place. I will probably not make this recipe again.

  2. Jessica

    Oh my! This dish was absolutely delicious! Our 9 year old son loved it! We added fresh pineapple to the chicken after frying and draining the grease from the chicken, then tossed in the sauce. Wonderful!

  3. nichole

    I made this tonight and my whole family LOVED it. Only thing I did differently was frying in coconut oil. Will definitely add this to my “to make again” list.

  4. Melissa

    I just made this the other night and it was a hit. Super easy recipe to follow and the result was incredible. I struggled with making asian dishes at home. I’ve tried tons of recipes from various cookbooks and websites and none of them were all that good. They all seemed to be missing “something” and I kind of gave up trying to cook asian food at home until I found your website. My boyfriend and I have tried about 5 different recipes so far and EACH one was AMAZING. Thanks so much for sharing all these recipes online, they are fantastic.

  5. Kim McAlister

    Thankyou for sharing such a delicious recipe! Made this for my family exactly to the recipe and it turned out so well, I was munching away on the chicken before it hit the honey sauce! I used tenderloins which was so lovely and tender, thanks again

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