Crispy Honey Sesame Chicken

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This Crispy Honey Sesame Chicken is popular and one you must try. Simple to make and delicious with Egg Fried Rice.


Units Scale
  • 600g chicken breast, cut into roughly 3cm cubes
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp Chinese Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • vegetable oil for frying, plus 1 extra tbsp.
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


In a large bowl, place chicken and marinade ingredients.

Mix thoroughly to break up the egg white.

Allow marinating for 10-20 minutes.

Mix the chicken stock, Shaoxing wine, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, and sugar in another bowl.

Place the flour in a large tray or bowl.

Add the chicken pieces and the marinade and use your hands to pat and press the liquid and flour together around the chicken pieces to form a craggy coating.

Fill a wok or saucepan to about 1/3 capacity with the vegetable oil.

Heat over high heat. The oil is hot enough frying when a wooden spoon dipped into the oil forms small little bubbles.

Shake excess flour from the chicken pieces.

Cook chicken pieces in 2 to 3 batches for about 3 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper.

In a clean wok or pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil and garlic.

Cook for about 10 seconds or until fragrant.

Then add the chicken stock mixture.

Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the liquid starts to foam.

Then add the cornstarch mixture. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly.

Add the chicken pieces and toss until evenly coated.

Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

I served with a quick egg fried rice (using the leftover yolk).


Prepared, tried, and tested by Melanie from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs

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