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Copy Cat Sesame Chicken

Updated on June 18, 2013
If your looking for a wonderful tasting sesame chicken then here is a wonderful recipe for you. See the dish in the above photo.
If your looking for a wonderful tasting sesame chicken then here is a wonderful recipe for you. See the dish in the above photo.
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Sesame Chicken

If you'll look around you'll find that Sesame Chicken is often made and served in Chinese Restaurants in English speaking countries. Its quite popular here in the United States and Canada. If you've had General Tso's Chicken then you know that the two dishes are very similar. Sesame Chicken is sweet while the General Tso's Chicken is spicy.

Chicken Thighs Are Packed With Flavor

Sesame chicken is usually made out of pieces of chicken thighs that the skin and bones have been removed from. In case you don't know you can make almost any chicken dish from chicken thighs that you would normally make out of chicken breasts and the chicken thighs are about a third the price of chicken breasts. And the chicken thighs have a lot more flavor. The dish is most often served with broccoli and the broccoli is very good for you.

You'll also find the dish made with shrimp but when the dish is made out of shrimp toasted almonds are substituted for the sesame seed.

But if your looking for the perfect recipe for sesame chicken then you've found it and the recipe here is a lot more healthy for you because it is baked not fried.

Shopping List

1. Chicken Thighs.

2. Sesame Seed.

3. Ground Sea Salt.

4. Ground Black Pepper.

5. Cornstarch.

6. Vegetable Oil.

7. Chicken Broth.

8. White Granulated Sugar.

9. Ketchup.

10. Hot Chili Sauce.

11. Sesame Oil.

12. Sherry.

13. Soy Sauce.

14. Rice Vinegar.

15. Minced Fresh Garlic.

If you already have some of the items on the shopping list you don't need to purchase that item again. And your going to have left over items that you can use to make sesame chicken another day or some other dish.

Instructions For Making Your Sesame Chicken

You will want to start by pre-heating your oven to 325 degrees. Line a large baking pan with tin foil and then put a single layer of paper towel in on top of the tin foil. Now set aside.

Remove the skin and bones from eight chicken thighs and cut the chicken up in small bite size pieces. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and discard the paper towels. Now you'll want to season your chicken with salt and pepper.

Now divide your chicken up into three batches and toss your chicken well with cornstarch to coat your chicken. Heat your oil in a skillet and then in batches brown the chicken on all sides until it is brown. Take it out of the pan once brown and put it onto the paper towel in the prepared pan. Once you have all the chicken browned and in the pan pull out the paper towel and discard it.

For Your Sauce

For your sauce you will need.

1. One Cup Chicken Broth.

2. One Third Cup White Granulated Sugar.

3. One Tablespoon Ketchup.

4. One Tablespoon Hot Chili Sauce.

5. One Tablespoon Sesame Oil.

6. One Tablespoon Sherry.

7. Two Tablespoons Soy Sauce.

8. Two Tablespoons Rice Vinegar.

9. One Tablespoon Minced Fresh Garlic.

10. Two Tablespoons Water.

11. One Tablespoon Cornstarch.

Put all eleven ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree smooth. Pour out into a saucepan and bring to a boil and cook stirring constantly for about three minutes until the sauce is thickened.

By now your chicken should all be cooked to a golden brown and should all be in the tin foil lined pan. Pour the sauce over the chicken and turn the chicken pieces over to coat the chicken well with the sauce.

Put your pan of chicken and sauce in the oven and cook for thirty minutes. About halfway through the cooking time sprinkle the chicken with the sesame seeds and then turn the chicken pieces over and sprinkle the other side with sesame seeds. Cook for the remaining time and get ready to serve your delicious healthy sesame chicken.

This chicken is delicious served with hot buttered white rice and steamed broccoli. You can put broccoli around the edges of a serving platter and then cover the bottom with the hot buttered rice. Your sesame chicken goes on top of the rice. And you'll have a meal that I guarantee you that people will love.

I hope you get to make this delicious sesame chicken real soon and I hope you'll post a comment and tell us all how the dish turned out for you. I think if you'll follow the recipe carefully that you'll find that the end product will taste very much like sesame chicken that you would eat in most Chinese restaurants. With the hot buttered rice and the steamed broccoli you'll have an excellent meal that everyone will love.

So what are you waiting on. Why not plan to make this delicious recipe for sesame chicken real soon. If you have any questions feel free to post them below now. And thanks for reading.

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    • msshandriaball profile image

      Shandria Ball 

      5 years ago from Anniston

      thanks for the recipe I love sesame and general tso's chicken

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks I appreciate it.

    • moonlake profile image


      5 years ago from America

      This looks delicious. I will have to try it. Voted up.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      Another wonderful recipe you share and I save. Thank you so much ad enjoy your day.


    • JohnM profile image


      5 years ago from Miami Florida

      This chicken is some of the best in the world. I could not believe how delicious it was. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out just perfect. I used chicken thighs to make the recipe and it turned out perfect.

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks very much. I appreciate the comment. It is a great recipe.

    • sallieannluvslife profile image


      5 years ago from Eastern Shore

      I have made General Tso's homemade and it turned out awesome....I think I might give this a try...looks delicious!

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks to both of you for the comment. It is appreciated. And the recipe is really good.

    • LaThing profile image


      5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I love sesame chicken but have never made it. Will be trying this soon... :)

      Thanks for sharing...

    • Vacation Trip profile image


      5 years ago from India

      This recipe is quite interesting and the pic is awesome. Will try it out soon.


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