Sesame Chicken is a Chinese-American takeout classic, that you can make at home in under 30 minutes! This family favorite meal combines crispy chicken pieces with a delicious sauce. Serve over a bed of rice and steamed veggies for a complete meal.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese American
Keyword: General Tso Chicken
Author: Caytlin McCleery
2boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound
2-4cupsvegetable oil, for frying
1/4cup brown sugar
1/4cupsliced green onions(optional)
Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, and white pepper. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs. Submerge chicken breast pieces in egg mixture first, then dredge in dry mixture and set aside.
Meanwhile, pour enough vegetable oil into a large pot or saucepan to cover the bottom with 2 inches of vegetable oil Heat to 350 degrees F. Working in small batches, fry chicken pieces until cooked through and golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
While the chicken is cooking, combine in a bowl-water, honey, ketchup, brown sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, cornstarch, and ground ginger. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the tablespoon of sesame oil and garlic together over medium high heat until garlic turns a darker shade and is more fragrant. Add in the the sauce mixture and simmer the sauce over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it thickens up. Add chicken right into the sauce and toss to fully coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serve immediately. Garnish with green onions (if using).
Serving Suggestion: Served over rice and garnished with green onions. Sauce may be made before hand and stored in fridge for up to a week.