I love experimenting with new ingredients and flavors in the kitchen, and this Chinese sesame chicken recipe is no exception. I was inspired to create this dish after reminiscing about my family vacations to China. It was always a treat to try the local cuisine and discover new flavors. This recipe combines classic Chinese flavors with my own unique twist.
I’ve used sesame oil, soy sauce, and ginger to give the chicken a punch of flavor. The sweet and salty soy sauce glaze is the perfect complement to the tender chicken. I like to serve this dish with a side of steamed veggies for a complete meal.
My family loves to gather around the table and enjoy this dish. I hope you’ll give it a try and discover why this recipe is expert-approved!
Tips and Variations:
- For a healthier version of this dish, you can use low-sodium soy sauce, low-sugar honey, and replace the cornstarch with arrowroot powder.
- For a spicier version, add more red pepper flakes to the chicken.
- This dish can also be served over a bed of cooked quinoa or brown rice.
Expert-approved Chinese Sesame Chicken
- Large skillet, spatula, wooden spoon, medium saucepan
- 1 lb boneless and skinless chicken, cut into cubes
- 0.25 cup cornstarch
- 0.25 cup sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
- 0.25 cup soy sauce
- 0.25 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 0.25 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 0.25 cup sesame seeds
- In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the chicken cubes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, honey, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- Add the soy sauce mixture to the skillet and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the sesame seeds and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thickened.
- Serve hot with a side of steamed vegetables.