Sesame Chicken Thighs with Garlic Sauce

Sesame Chicken Thighs with Garlic Sauce


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It seems like a lot of ingredients but this Chinese chicken thigh recipe is pretty easy to make and so delicious! Serve with white rice.

Serves: 4 

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced
  • 4 cups vegetable oil, for frying
  • spring onions, sliced, to garnish
  • Batter
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • pinch pepper

Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Cut the thighs into bite sized pieces, not too small. In a bowl combine them with the egg yolk, 1 tablespoon soy and 1 clove garlic. Set aside.
  2. Sift the flour, cornflour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the water, eggs, 2 teaspoons oil and sesame seeds and mix well.
  3. Make the sauce: heat the 1 tablespoon oil and add garlic and ginger. Cook briefly then add stock, sugar, soy and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. Heat up 4 cups of vegetable oil in a saucepan. Coat the chicken pieces with the batter then deep fry in batches until golden brown.
  5. In a frypan, combine the chicken and garlic sauce and heat through. Serve garnished with spring onions.

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