If you’ve been searching for one amazing Sesame Chicken recipe…this is it!

The chicken is crisp, tender and juicy. The sauce will knock your socks off. It’s beyond restaurant quality! It’s superb! It’s magical! It’s…well you get the idea…

Sesame Chicken

But most of all, it’s really simple to make!

First you’ll want to cut up 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast into bite sized pieces. Then prepare your batter for the chicken by combining flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, soy sauce, dry sherry, water, oil, and a dash of sesame oil in a medium size bowl. Whisk it all together until it’s smooth.


Just a side note- I seem to have a “problem” with my newest little girl. I say it like that because some may call it a problem, and some might enjoy it. She can’t seem to go 5 minutes without being held! So this is how I am usually cooking in the kitchen; with her strapped to my body in some sort of way. It can become a hassle. Any suggestions??












Ok- back to the chicken… your batter for your chicken will look like this. Toss in your chicken and cover. Refrigerate for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile let’s prepare our Sesame sauce!













In a wok or large skillet combine chicken broth, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and {my favorite} Siracha hot sauce!

Whisk over medium high heat until the sugar is dissolved and starts to slightly boil.













In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine water and cornstarch. Whisk until smooth.













Pour cornstarch mixture into the boiling mixture in the wok. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Reduce heat to low and keep it warm until chicken is ready.













Take your chicken pieces and cook them in hot oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan. Only cook 4-5 pieces at a time for 3-4 minutes each batch. That way the oil wont drop in temperature.

Drain on a paper towel lined plate. You can either toss the chicken in the wok, or serve chicken with sauce on top. Either way is divine!













Oh and don’t forget to add some toasted sesame seeds on top!

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Sesame Chicken

This Sesame Chicken is crisp, tender and juicy. The sauce will knock your socks off. It's beyond restaurant quality! recipe adapted from All Recipes
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6
Calories: 335 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

For Batter:

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 dash of sesame oil

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Siracha Hot Sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a medium size bowl combine flour, 2 tbsp cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and whisk. Pour in 2 tbsp soy sauce, dry sherry, 2 tbsp water, vegetable oil, and a dash of sesame oil; stir until smooth. Stir in chicken until coated with batter, cover, then refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet or wok, bring chicken broth, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, Siracha hot sauce, and garlic to a boil over high heat. Dissolve 1/4 cup cornstarch into 1/2 cup water, and stir into boiling sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens, about two minutes. Reduce heat to low, and keep warm.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to a temp. of 375 degrees. Drop in the battered chicken pieces, only a few at a time and fry until they turn golden brown; about 3-4 minutes per batch. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • You can either toss chicken in the sauce or serve with the sauce over top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to garnish. Enjoy!!
recipe adapted from All Recipes


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 977mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Chicken, Garlic, sesame seeds, soy sauce
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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
6 Responses
  1. benny

    i made this tonight and it was not the best. i followed each step and it didnt taste right. the picture looks good,but the taste doesnt. i have made better before.what a waste of money buying the ingrediants

  2. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to give this a try soon…but will have to substitute orange juice for the sherry since we don’t consume alcohol. Thx for sharing!

    1. Shawn

      A great substitute would also be chicken broth. Since you’re already using it in the sauce, it will be easy to use a little more! 😉

  3. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}

    Restaurant meal at home! Beautiful! Oh, and no suggestions for the baby "problem" but I'm free to babysit anytime! 😉

  4. Ali

    yummy! looks fab!!

    about the baby- i feel your pain 🙁 ethan is almost 9 months and i STILL have to keep him in a carrier when I do things like cook! He hates jumpers, swings, playpens… and i can't trust him to crawl around :/ Hope she isn't that bad for you in the future!! 🙂

    Let's get together soon!!

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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