Want to make restaurant quality sesame chicken under $6.00? Then this is the perfect recipe for you. In just 25 minutes you can create the perfect meal. Make your friends and family happy and serve it over a bowl of rice. Delicious yet simple and taste even better the next day as left overs. Don't worry about creating a meal, just worry about eating it!

Sesame Chicken

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:25 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • Chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch each salt & pepper
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1½ tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 inch fresh ginger grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 2 whole green onions
rice, chicken, pork, meat, sauce, teriyaki, vegetable
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  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Cut chicken into small 1-inch pieces. Toss the chicken in the egg and cornstarch mixture.

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  • Step 2

    Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is very hot, add the chicken and all of the egg mixture. Cook the chicken, stirring only occasionally, until it is golden brown and cooked through for about 7-10 minutes.

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  • Step 3

    In a small bowl stir together the soy sauce, water, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice vinegar, fresh ginger, minced garlic, cornstarch, and sesame seeds.

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  • Step 4

    Once the chicken is cooked through and golden brown, pour the sauce over top. Toss the chicken to coat in the sauce. The sauce will begin to thicken as soon as it hits the hot skillet. Once the chicken is coated and the sauce thickened, turn off the heat.

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  • Step 5

    Serve the chicken over a bed of rice and sprinkle the sliced green onions over top.

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