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Honey Sesame Chicken

This Honey Sesame Chicken is simple, quick and easy and includes ingredients that are familiar to most people.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Dinner, Food, Recipe


Chicken Ingredients

  • lbs chicken breasts cut in 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup water

Honey Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Green onion diced
  • Sesame seeds


  • Prepare the chicken coating by combining flour, cornstarch, salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper and water. Whisk until blended.
  • Heat about ½ - 1 inch of vegetable oil in an electric skillet to 375 degrees.
  • Place cut chicken into the chicken coating and cover well. Place in the electric skillet and fry until golden brown. This takes about 5 minutes. (NOTE: The chicken has a tendency to clump, so it's best to cook the chicken in small batches or watch carefully and break apart.)
  • Place the cooked chicken on paper towel covered plate so the oil can drain and the chicken can finish crisping up.
  • Prepare the sauce by combining the honey, soy sauce, sesame oil and rice vinegar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. In a separate bowl, combine the cornstarch and water and whisk until blended.
  • After the sauce has reached a boil, reduce the heat and gradually pour in the cornstarch mixture, and whisk constantly until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the crispy chicken to the sauce and carefully mix until the chicken is coated in the sauce.
  • Top with green onion and sesame seeds and serve with rice.