Crispy sesame lemon chicken
Make our crispy sesame lemon chicken for a quick, easy and flavour-packed family dinner. Scatter with spring onions and serve with your favourite sides.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 600g chicken breast fillets, cut into 2cm pieces
- 5tbsp plain flour
- 2tbsp cornflour
- large pinch of white pepper
- 1egg, beaten
- 2tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, for frying
- 2spring onions, finely sliced, to serve
- cooked noodles, to serve (optional)
- 2tsp cornflour
- 2unwaxed lemons, zested and juiced
- 2tbsp honey
- 2tbsp soy sauce
- 2tsp sesame seeds
- 2tsp sesame oil
Step 1To make the sauce, tip the cornflour into a bowl and whisk in the lemon zest and juice until any lumps disappear. Add the honey, soy and sesame seeds and mix again. Set aside.
Step 2Combine the cornflour, flour, baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, the pepper, beaten egg and 4 tbsp water in a large bowl. Tip in the chicken pieces, gently tossing to coat.
Step 3Heat the vegetable oil over a high heat and fry the battered chicken pieces in batches for 6 mins per batch until golden and cooked through. Remove the cooked chicken to a plate or tray lined with kitchen paper.
Step 4When all the chicken has been cooked, return all of it to the pan, still over a high heat, drizzle in the sauce and toss to coat – the sauce will thicken and cling to the chicken. Scatter with the spring onions and serve with noodles, if you like.