Crispy Sesame Chicken with a Sticky Asian Sauce

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  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 10 tablespoons flour (plain, all-purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 chicken breast fillets (chopped into bite-size chunks)
  • sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional - you can leave out and just sprinkle with plenty of sesame seeds at the end if you prefer)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice vinegar (white wine vinegar will work too)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce (use more or less depending on the brand and how spicy you like it)
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • rice (Boiled)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 bunch spring onions (scallions, chopped)
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NutritionView more



Calories570Calories from Fat260
Total Fat29g45%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat260
Total Carbohydrate51g17%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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


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YumChef 22 hours ago
It was OK I didn’t have the sweet chili sauce and used regular chili sauce.. I feel this recipe needs something else in it. Maybe dry mustard? I would definitely make it again with the sweet chili sauce, and see how that turns out.
Sarah T 2 days ago
It tasted delicious. The family loved it. So easy to make. Had to fry the chicken in batches as I did 4 chicken breasts. There was so much!
Maggie Bartlett 3 days ago
5 stars for this one, empty plates all the way round, thaught the preparation took the longest,but this was so amazing it was worth it
Ribka Welsh 12 days ago
Turns out really good!
Laura 21 days ago
So delicious! Can’t wait for more!
Fitzmaurice 21 days ago
Sooooooo good. Even the smell of this while its cooking makes my mouth water.
James 21 days ago
Great recipe, deliciously filling
Heather 24 days ago
This was delicious and the kids loved it too. I had to use quite a lot more olive oil than the recipe said. I still shallow fried it, but I cooked it in a few batches and needed to add more as the batches progressed. I also stir fried some veggies in the pan afterwards and added them all together - carrots, broccoli, peppers.
Sarah B. 26 days ago
Made a lot and it was great!
Really easy to follow recipe, and delicious. Made it with dark soy first time, and it was far too dark. Definitely better with light soy.
YumChef 13 Jul
beautiful tasted delicious
Eva E. 10 Jul
Amazing recepie! I added onions and red pepper to it, which made it even better😊
Tamara 9 Jul
My family really loved this dish. I however found it a little too sweet but looks delicious amazing in front of your eyes is tasty but I think next time I will make it less sweet by reducing honey and sugar.
Erica 8 Jul
The teenagers all gave it two thumbs that’s really saying something!
Lobely recipe! Do not afraid to add everything according to the directions - the balance of taste is really good! :)
Tara T. 7 Jul
This was phenomenal, my very picky 3 year old granddaughter LOVED it. It tastes like the General Tsao chicken at the restaurant we frequent.
Megan 5 Jul
For the number of ingredients, this was really easy to make. (Much easier to make with two people though.) I thought it did taste like takeout, but the sauce was a little too “rich” for me, so I had to add some extra rice and veggies to eat with each piece of chicken. I enjoyed it though!
K F 3 Jul
Delicious!!! Taste like take out, only way better!!!!!
It was truly enjoyable. The sauce with the chicken is a godly combination. And it was also very easy to make. I'm usually not that great of a cook but this really was a really nice dish. 10/10 would make again.
Seems like a nice dish. Probably just wasn't my day
Pretty good but a little bit too sweet for our liking. Will reduce the sweet stuff the next time.
cece 27 Jun
great, quick and tasty.
Lauren 25 Jun
The sauce was gorgeous and I would definitely make again
BOSS 24 Jun
What just hapenned? It was so tasty, rembered Vietnam holiday. You must try it!
It was really delicious restaurant quality dish, except it was made by me at home. Great recipe.
lea 19 Jun
Delish!!!! 👌 my toddler loved them! Thank you for the recipe!
I made this with Tempura batter mix from tesco instead of flour and eggs for the chicken pieces and it usually gets very messy. Turned out crispy and so tasty. The sauce is very easy to make as well.
This was a massive hit. Better than any takeaway .
It was absolutely delicious! The chicken was very tender, and the sauce was very good.
We LOVED this recipe. We would cook it again and again and again. ♥️♥️