Crispy Sesame Chicken with a Sticky Asian Sauce

This Asian Crispy Sesame Chicken is a delicious homemade alternative to that naughty takeaway!

I think I need to get me some bees.

The amount of honey we go through on toast (Gracey’s obsession) and in cooking makes we wonder why we don’t have a honey store like Winnie the Pooh!  Honey filled Breakfast lollies, sticky Asian Pork Belly, balsamic-honey salad dressings., Asian Ribs, Sticky Pork Belly Burger, Chinese Crispy Chicken with Honey Garlic Sauce, Chris even uses it in his Chilli Con Carne just install a honey-line into my house and let’s be done with it.

This crispy sesame chicken is another one for the honey archives. Sweet, salty, crispy, sticky and a little bit spicy – it covers all the bases for one of these meals that everyone polishes off. Not a scrap left.

Even while photographing this one I caught Chris hovering over the pan that had a few pieces of chicken still in it – waiting till I wasn’t looking so he could sneak a few pieces!

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I let him off with the proviso that he fed me a piece too whilst I was snapping away.

I love this as an alternative to the Friday night takeaway. Can’t deny it’s not the healthiest meal – with the honey and brown sugar, and of course a little oil to crisp up that chicken – but it’s still way better than take-out. I serve mine with some steamed brocolli and sugar snap peas to just boost the health factor.


One thing I should say is that this isn’t a copycat recipe. I know sesame chicken is popular at Chinese takeout restaurants in the US, but it’s not something we really see on Chinese menus in the UK. I’ve never tasted the US version, so I can’t say it tastes anything like it.

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It’s bloomin’ good though!


In order to make this Sesame Chicken recipe you will need:

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  • A good Kitchen knife.  In the video I use my Leiths knife however I have recently bought this Dalstrong one and love it.
  • Chopping Board
  • Shallow White Bowls
  • Measuring Jug
  • Fying Pan/Skillet or a Wok.
  • Wooden or Silicon Coated Spoons.  We have just bought these and love them.
  • A nice set of bowls to serve in.  Something like these blue Bowls are really nice to serve in.
  • Some Chopsticks for when you feel confident  🙂

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