Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe

Ingredients
Chicken
  • 1lb/500g chicken thighs, cut into 1.2cm/ ½” slices (Note 1)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sesame paste OR tahini (Note 2)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1½ tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • Oil spray
Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine (Shaoshing / Shaoxing wine) or sherry (or use chicken broth/stock)
  • ¾ cup chicken broth / stock
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar or Chinese black vinegar (or ordinary white vinegar)
  • 3½ tbsp honey
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce, all purpose ordinary (Note 3)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
Cornstarch
  • 1½ tbsp cornstarch / cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water
To Cook
  • 2 tsp oil (vegetable, canola, peanut)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
Garnish
  • 1 scallion/shallot stem, sliced
  • ½ tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/430F with shelf placed on the highest level. Spray baking tray with oil.
  2. Mix sesame paste and soy sauce in a bowl (to loosen it up, easier to coat chicken). Add chicken, salt and sesame seeds.
  3. Place flour in a separate bowl and coat chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Place chicken on baking tray.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. Flick to broiler/grill as high as it will go with shelf about 15cm/6″ from the heat source.
  6. Turn chicken. Broiler/grill for 5 minutes until golden and quite crispy (Note 4), then remove.
  7. Meanwhile, mix together Sauce in one bowl and Cornstarch in another.
  8. Heat oil in a wok or skillet (I used a skillet) over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant but not browned.
  9. Add Sauce and bring to bubble. Add Cornstarch and cook for 30 seconds until it thickens into a thick syrup.
  10. Remove the Sauce immediately from the stove and pour over the chicken.
  11. Toss chicken in Sauce then sprinkle over Sesame Seeds and Shallots/Scallions to serve. Serve with rice.

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