Sweet Sesame Chicken


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Sweet Sesame Chicken

– Sweet Sesame Chicken –

This is a really easy dish to make that can be served with some rice and stir fry vegetables as a quick after work meal. I love how the chicken comes out of the oven with bits of crispy goodness despite not being deep-fried and that you can play around with the flavours quite easily. The original recipe comes from Crème De La Crumb so thank you Tiffany for such a great recipe.


4 people

Preparation Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

30 minutes

Time to Table:

45 minutes

Number of Ingredients:



  • Large baking pan – I use a cast aluminium baking pan with a non-stick surface so I can fry and bake the dish all in one pan
  • Medium sized bowl for mixing the sauce
  • Clip Zip Bag or extra bowl for flouring the chicken


1.2kg chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces (4 – 5 breasts)

1 cup corn flour

6 tablespoons honey

4 tablespoons tomato sauce

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons white vinegar

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 large spring onions sliced

Oil for frying

Salt and pepper to taste

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  • Pre heat the oven to 190C / 375F.
  • Grab out all your ingredients, chop up your chicken and spring onions.
  • Measure out all the rest of the ingredients as you throw them into the mixing bowl.


1. Grab out your medium-sized mixing bowl and add the brown sugar.

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2. Throw in the salt.

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3. Sprinkle in the garlic powder.

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4. Add the white sugar.

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5. Drizzle in the soy sauce.

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6. Add the honey.

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7. Squirt in the tomato sauce.

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8. Add the white vinegar.

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9. Give it a good mix and set aside while you get on to the chicken.

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10. Throw the chopped chicken into a large clip zip bag.

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11. Add in the corn flour and make sure its closed properly.

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12. Toss the bag around in your hands to coat the chicken with the corn flour.

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13. Next grab your pan and bring it to a medium heat and add the oil.

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14. Throw in your chicken and cook until its lightly browned.

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15. It should take just a couple of minutes and turn the chicken lightly golden in colour.

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16. Next add your sauce mixture to the pan.

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17. Make sure everything is evenly coated and then place it in the oven to cook for 20 – 25 minutes.

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18. When the timer goes off grab out the chicken and test a piece to ensure its cooked all the way through…….my bight size pieces may be smaller than yours 🙂

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19. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds.

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20. Mix well to ensure all the chicken gets evenly coated in the seeds. At this point you could give it a season with salt and pepper if you like.

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21. Serve your chicken sprinkled with the spring onions and enjoy!!!

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Hints and Tips:

  • If you don’t have a clip zip bag you can always use a separate bowl to coat your chicken with the corn flour.
  • If you like your food spicy you can always add some fresh chilli to the dish when serving.

Categories: Any Season, Chicken, Main, Oven - Chicken, Roasting, Time to Table: 45 minutes

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20 replies

  1. Oh yum! That looks great – we did a Jamie Oliver chicken dish tonight but if I’d seen this first I would have made this!

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  2. This looks delicious! I’m putting it on my “to make” list for when the weather isn’t so dreadfully hot like it is here right now. I also like that it is so easy to make, my kind of dish!

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  3. looks delicious 🙂 yum!

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  4. This sounds great! I love sesame chicken!

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  5. will normal flour do or does it have to be corn flour? I’m all out and this recipe sounds yummy!!

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    • Hi Marigold, I’ve not done it myself but I don’t think it will be a problem. Just make sure you dust off any excess flour before you fry the chicken. Heaps of fried chicken recipes use plain flour so you should be good to go 😃 Please let me know how it turns out.


  6. Definitely going to make this for the other half; mutual love for asian chicken dishes between us!

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