Chinese Sesame Chicken With Garlic and Chili Paste

Chinese Sesame Chicken With Garlic and Chili Paste

A spicy Chinese dish made with chili paste and topped with toasted sesame seeds, this recipe is better than any takeout you could order in.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat. Set aside.
  3. Step 3

    Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  4. Step 4

    Mix the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl and marinate the chicken for 20 minutes. 
  5. Step 5

    Mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Pour them into a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken. 
  6. Step 6

    Bring oil to 350 F over medium high heat in a heavy bottom pan or wok. If you do not have a fry thermometer, you can also check the temperature by placing a wooden chopstick, or the handle of a wooden spoon, into the oil. If plenty of bubbles form, the oil is hot enough.
  7. Step 7

    Add the marinated chicken pieces a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remainder of the chicken.
  8. Step 8

    Just before you are finished deep-frying, bring the sauce back up to a boil. 
  9. Step 9

    Place the chicken on a large platter and pour the sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with rice .