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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 chopped chives (dried)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium73% DV1750mg
    Fat35% DV23g
    Protein147% DV75g
    Carbs22% DV65g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories770Calories from Fat210
    Total Fat23g35%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat210
    Total Carbohydrate65g22%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C20%

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


    Matt G 3 months ago
    Not bad. Will make it next time with more spice
    Dave Untawale 6 months ago
    The sauce was sweet and tangy.
    Melina Sierra 8 months ago
    So good and easy! I also added a little bit of teriyaki sauce for some extra ummmph. Didn’t have sesame seeds to garnish with, but I don’t think that made a difference. Definitely making it again!
    Diana Gutierrez 8 months ago
    It turned out great!
    Diane Rapp 9 months ago
    Delicious and easy. My go to recipe!
    Don T 1967 10 months ago
    it was excellent. my daughter picked it.
    Toni Bessell a year ago
    Was delicious will definitely make it again
    Jan a year ago
    A little too much ketchup for me however my husband loved it I will make it again
    Julio Laur a year ago
    Yummy! Easy recipe I used egg to make the corn starch stick better to the chicken
    Sarah Pritchett a year 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!!!
    Great! My friends loved it
    Rebecca Dye 2 years ago
    Added to the "winners" list. Perfect with jasmine rice.
    Pauline 2 years ago
    Easy to make I halved the sauce or it freezes well for quick dinner next time
    Keisha Crosby 2 years ago
    Pretty good and I added shrimp
    Aly Norine 2 years ago
    Too much of a ketchup taste.otherwise good
    Chaya Taylor 2 years ago
    Fam loved it. I used the air fryer though I coated the chicken with the oil an corn starch.
    Peibulu Tamara 2 years ago
    soooooooooo good!! perfect amount of spice and sweetness
    Roza 2 years ago
    My kids really enjoyed this
    Faith Garcia 2 years ago
    This is hands down the best sweet and spicy chicken we’ve ever had!
    Samantha Lewis 2 years ago
    It tasted great but needs a better technique in regards to the breading.
    Helen 2 years ago
    Very tasty. Easy to cook.
    Mac 2 years 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 2 years ago
    Really good! The kids even liked it!!
    Haven Dominguez 2 years 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 2 years ago
    Great dish, it will be a regular now!
    Nick Ehrhart 2 years ago
    Best sesame chicken recipe yet
    A$$lee 2 years ago
    Super easy, I used grilled chicken and sriracha. It was realllyyy yummy!
    Heather Rae 2 years ago
    very tasy dish, I personally woud add a little more chilli and garlic but I will definitely cook again.
    Scott Parker 2 years ago
    10/10 would cook again
    Jacqueline Matos 2 years ago
    Delicious! It was a big hit!