Sesame Fried Chicken

    1 hour

    Chicken is coated in a flavoursom combination of herbs and spices then deep fried until a goldern brown. Served with a homemade sauce it is a family favourite.

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    Serves: 4 

    • Chicken
    • 3 whole boneless chicken breasts
    • Marinade
    • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon cooking wine or dry sherry
    • 3 drops sesame oil
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • Sauce
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 225ml chicken stock
    • 3 or 4 tablespoons white vinegar or rice wine vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons cornflour
    • 225g sugar
    • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon chilli paste, to taste
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • Frying
    • 800ml peanut oil
    • Serving
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Chicken: Cut the chicken into 2cm cubes.
    2. Marinade : Mix the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.
    3. Sauce: Mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Pour them into a small saucepan and bring to a boil; stirring continuously. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken.
    4. Frying: Add the marinated chicken pieces a few at a time to the hot peanut oil. Deep-fry until golden brown then drain on kitchen paper. Place chicken in warm oven (130 degrees C) while you continue frying. Repeat with the remainder of the chicken. Just before you are finished deep-frying bring the sauce back up to a boil.
    5. Serving: Place the chicken on a large platter and pour the sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve the Sesame Chicken with rice.

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    fabulous meal, very tasty. Weekly favourite. Thank you for sharing.  -  09 May 2016


    Great meal.. Lots of sauce, so next time with double the chicken quantity.  -  18 Feb 2017


    Made this yesterday and it was simply delicious and as there was only two of us, I have enough sauce to make another lot which I cant wait to do. Also I saved the oil for the next lot too! I used ground nut oil as I did not have peanut oil but I think it worked just as well.  -  23 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)