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Sesame Chicken- Indo-Chinese Dish


A delicious chicken dish, sesame seeds did enhance the taste…

Indo-Chinese dishes always excite me, it’s flavorful and quite delicious too. I have a good collection of Indo-Chinese dishes, from soups to appetizers to main course, making an Indo-Chinese themed meal is not that hard.

I love the flavor of sesame seeds, also I feel chicken and sesame seeds get along so well. I always have a tendency to add sesame seeds or ground sesame seeds to any dish, it just enhances the taste greatly. A couple of days ago I decided to make sesame chicken, this is more of an Indo-Chinese dish. This can be served with rice or roti.

sesame chicken

Sesame Chicken- Indo-Chinese Dish
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Serves: 4 People
For marinating chicken
  • Chicken breast or thighs, cut into thin wedges- 3
  • Soy sauce, low sodium- 1 tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce- ½ tbsp
  • Egg, beaten-1
  • Corn starch- 4 tbsp
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp
For cooking
  • Oil- 3 tbsp, used for frying chicken
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 cloves
  • Ginger, chopped- 2 inch slice
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 stalks
  • Onions, cubed- 1, large
  • Green pepper, diced- 1
  • Soy sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce- ½ tbsp
  • Sambal Oelek or Chili paste- 2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds, white- 3 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- ½ tbsp
  • Sesame oil- 2 tsp
Other ingredients
  • Oil- to deep fry chicken
  1. In a bowl, combine all the above mentioned ingredients "for marinating chicken". Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat enough oil for frying in a pan and fry the chicken in batches till it turns golden in color. Transfer to a kitchen paper towel.
  3. Place a wok over medium heat, add 3 tbsp of oil used for frying chicken.
  4. Add chopped ginger and garlic, saute and let it turn golden in color.
  5. Add spring onions, saute for a few minutes.
  6. Add onion and green pepper, stir fry over medium high heat till the veggies turn slight tender. Do not over cook it.
  7. Add the fried chicken, combine well.
  8. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sambal oelek or chili paste, combine well and stir fry for a minute.
  9. Drizzle lemon juice, add sesame seeds, stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  10. Add sesame oil, stir fry for a few minutes.
  11. Remove the wok from the heat. serve along with rice or roti.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...