Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken

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  • 6 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless, cut into one inch pieces)
  • 1 cup corn starch
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chives (dried chopped)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium24% DV580mg
    Fat12% DV8g
    Protein49% DV25g
    Carbs7% DV22g
    Fiber2% DV<1g
    Calories260Calories from Fat70
    Total Fat8g12%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat70
    Total Carbohydrate22g7%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C8%

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


    Sarah P. 14 days ago
    So delicious!! I was very skeptical because I really don’t like ketchup. But this was mouthwatering. Added 4 cloves of fresh garlic instead of the powder. Will make again!!!
    shahirah noor azam 23 days ago
    Great! My friends loved it
    Rebecca Dye 5 months ago
    Added to the "winners" list. Perfect with jasmine rice.
    Pauline 8 months ago
    Easy to make I halved the sauce or it freezes well for quick dinner next time
    Keisha Crosby 8 months ago
    Pretty good and I added shrimp
    Aly N. 8 months ago
    Too much of a ketchup taste.otherwise good
    Chaya Taylor 9 months ago
    Fam loved it. I used the air fryer though I coated the chicken with the oil an corn starch.
    Peibulu Tamara 10 months ago
    soooooooooo good!! perfect amount of spice and sweetness
    Roza 10 months ago
    My kids really enjoyed this
    Faith Garcia a year ago
    This is hands down the best sweet and spicy chicken we’ve ever had!
    Samantha Lewis a year ago
    It tasted great but needs a better technique in regards to the breading.
    Helen a year ago
    Very tasty. Easy to cook.
    Mac a year ago
    Husband approved! Just had an issue with the sauce, it took awhile to thicken the sauce so i ended up adding cornstarch into it.
    Amy Hardas a year ago
    Really good! The kids even liked it!!
    Haven D. a year ago
    My family rates this 11/10 and my husband was skeptical as he doesn’t like “tangy” flavor but it didn’t turn out that way at all and he loved it! Everyone ate all theirs and my two year old had seconds. The way the chicken is lightly fried in the corn starch adds the yummiest texture and flavor. I tweaked it a little and was out of sesame seeds so didn’t go out of my way for that. Drizzled in a bit of honey and instead of Chile flakes I added 2 TBS sriracha. Didn’t make it too spicy but can definitely build with more. Making my mom make it for their house tonight. Thank you!
    Tina Smith a year ago
    Great dish, it will be a regular now!
    Nick Ehrhart a year ago
    Best sesame chicken recipe yet
    A$$lee a year ago
    Super easy, I used grilled chicken and sriracha. It was realllyyy yummy!
    Heather Rae a year ago
    very tasy dish, I personally woud add a little more chilli and garlic but I will definitely cook again.
    Scott Parker a year ago
    10/10 would cook again
    Jacqueline Matos a year ago
    Delicious! It was a big hit!
    Graham a year ago
    Very lovey and easy to make ***************************************** Will make again
    Delicious recipe!!!! I cant wait to make this again.
    edwards a year ago
    It is very good and Delicious
    Aimee a year ago
    Was lovely - I used fresh chillies, chives and garlic and added spring onions to the sauce which gave a bit more texture. Will definitely be making it again. Quick and easy.
    Ana Pau y Erick a year ago
    Great! Def making it again ;)
    M a year ago
    It was tasty but I have some personal suggestions I didn’t coat the chicken and fried it up with a little water as I was trying to keep the recipe a little healthier. The un-coated, stir-fried chicken worked well. I also cheated a bit by adding some corn starch to the sauce to get it to thicken quicker (company was arriving early). Next time I make it, I will cut the chicken into smaller pieces in order to get a better chicken to sauce ratio on each bite. Perhaps 1/2 inch chunks would do. I also am going to try putting some big chunks of onion in there when combining the chicken and sauce to give an alternative texture to the dish. Overall this was an easy recipe and my guests quickly took me up on the offer to take the leftovers home!
    Kaye a year ago
    Very tasty and very quick for a week night meal
    Ashley Mucklo a year ago
    This turned out very very good!!
    Easy, quick and delicious!