Sticky and Flavorful Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

Sticky and Flavorful Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

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Sticky and Flavorful Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Indulge in the irresistible flavors of Sesame Chicken with this easy and delicious stir-fry recipe. Tender chicken pieces are coated in a sticky, sweet, and savory sauce, then stir-fried until golden brown and caramelized. Finished with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for extra crunch and flavor, this dish is sure to become a family favorite. Let's dive into the recipe and discover how to make this mouthwatering Sticky and Flavorful Sesame Chicken stir-fry at home!


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

  • Sliced green onions, for garnish

  • Cooked rice or noodles, for serving


1. Marinate the Chicken:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken pieces with cornstarch and soy sauce. Toss until the chicken is evenly coated. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.

2. Prepare the Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, minced garlic, and sesame oil until well combined. Set aside.

3. Cook the Chicken:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated chicken pieces to the wok in a single layer, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches if necessary.

  3. Cook the chicken for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it is golden brown and cooked through.

4. Add the Sauce:

  • Once the chicken is cooked, pour the prepared sauce over the chicken in the wok.

  • Stir well to coat the chicken evenly in the sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken and caramelize.

5. Garnish and Serve:

  • Transfer the sesame chicken to a serving dish.

  • Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions for extra flavor and visual appeal.

  • Serve the sesame chicken immediately with cooked rice or noodles on the side.

Tips for Perfect Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry:

  • Velveting the Chicken: For extra tender and juicy chicken, you can velvet the chicken by marinating it in a mixture of egg whites, cornstarch, and rice wine vinegar before cooking.

  • Maintain High Heat: To achieve crispy and golden brown chicken, make sure your wok or skillet is preheated properly before adding the chicken. Cooking over high heat ensures quick and even cooking.

  • Don't Overcrowd the Pan: Cooking the chicken in batches ensures that it cooks evenly and gets crispy on all sides. Overcrowding the pan can lead to steaming instead of frying, resulting in soggy chicken.

  • Adjust the Sauce Consistency: If the sauce becomes too thick during cooking, you can thin it out with a splash of chicken broth or water. Conversely, if the sauce is too thin, you can thicken it by simmering it for a few minutes longer.

  • Customize the Heat Level: Adjust the amount of garlic and sesame oil to suit your taste preferences. For a spicier kick, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a drizzle of chili oil to the sauce.

By following these tips and tricks, you'll be able to create a delicious and satisfying Sticky and Flavorful Sesame Chicken stir-fry that's perfect for any day of the week. Enjoy the sticky, sweet, and savory flavors of this classic Chinese dish in the comfort of your own home!

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