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Better-Than-Takeout Sesame Chicken

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The twins share their foolproof recipe for one of their American takeout faves. Ezra shows off his egg-cracking skills and Adeev wows us with his pan flipping technique.


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • kosher salt (for rice)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (for batter)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • kosher salt (for chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil (or enough to coat bottom of pan with a thin layer)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch (for sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (for sauce)
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • sesame seeds (for garnish, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium60% DV1450mg
    Fat28% DV18g
    Protein61% DV31g
    Carbs17% DV52g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories510Calories from Fat160
    Total Fat18g28%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat160
    Total Carbohydrate52g17%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Jennifer Sweet 3 months ago
    This was fantastic! Definitely rivaled any Chinese take out!!!
    Jenayah Smith 3 months ago
    This was an amazing recepie my family and I LOVED it. It was easy to make I’ll definitely make it again
    Kristy 4 months ago
    Loved this! Added broccoli to get some veg in and it was perfect.
    Christian Gallegos 4 months ago
    This was delicious!! I don't like garlic so I didn't add the garlic but still fire 🔥😍
    Matthew Lanmon 5 months ago
    The flavor was great. The result was amazing! Next time I’d double the recipe though or pair it with a side of stir fry veggies.
    Rachel Rakower 6 months ago
    Turned out great, but it took a lot longer than 45 minutes...
    Landon Teague 6 months ago
    Everything was great other then the sauce
    Shannon Childs 7 months ago
    Our sons favorite take out option is sesame chicken... This got the " OMG THIS IS SOO GOOD!!! ITS BETTER THAN TAKE OUT " From our 10 year old 🤤🤤
    Chandelle Whitney 8 months ago
    Really yummy! It took me about an hour to prep and cook the chicken pieces so “really quick” as described is probably related to your skill set. Nonetheless, this is a great recipe!
    Kimothy Martinez 9 months ago
    It was delicious! Definitely a new go to dinner!
    Sarah F. 9 months ago
    This was so tasty and so quick to make!! I made it for a backyard dinner party and everyone loved it! I will definitely be adding it to my repertoire.
    Renae Lockhart 9 months ago
    this recipe was delicious! i will definitely be making this again.
    Colin 9 months ago
    This turned out amazing.
    Isaiah Jalca 10 months ago
    Really good it was the best thing I ever had
    Lisa Graf 10 months ago
    Great recipe! I used chicken breast since that’s what I had in the fridge and it still ended up really tasty.
    Javier Santana 10 months ago
    the food was great. the video and instructions on how make it were terrible. could not find or access anything other than the list of ingredients.
    It was pretty good, would like a crispy chicken.
    Andrew Saad a year ago
    sooooo easy!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
    Shannon K. a year ago
    Turned out great! would definitely make again. it had very easy to follow instructions