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20-Minute Sesame Chicken

This 20-Minute Sesame Chicken is easy to make with no deep frying required! It's perfect for a weeknight dinner served with steamed rice and green beans.

This 20-Minute Sesame Chicken is easy to make with no deep frying required! It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner served with steamed rice and green beans.

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

For the Sesame Sauce:

For Serving:

Instructions

  1. To make the batter, whisk together the egg, cornstarch, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl until it’s smooth. Add the chicken pieces and stir to coat.
  2. Heat the oil in a nonstick or well-seasoned cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add all of the batter coated chicken and spread out in a single layer.
  3. Cook the chicken for 2 minutes until browned without moving it. Flip it over and cook for another 2 minutes without moving it.
  4. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes (or until fully cooked and browned), breaking it up as you go and stirring/flipping it occasionally.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce.
  6. Once the chicken is done, add the sauce to the skillet and stir to coat the chicken. Continue heating and stirring until the sauce is thickened and coats all of the chicken.
  7. Serve the chicken over cooked rice or quinoa with steamed broccoli or green beans on the side, sprinkled with extra sesame seeds and garnished with sliced green onions or cilantro.

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Keywords: chicken, sesame, Chinese, garlic, ginger, gluten free, dairy free