Monday, 12 May 2014

Quick & Easy Sesame Chicken

On any given work day, arriving home and having the time and energy to rustle up something tasty for dinner can be a challenge, even for a food fanatic like myself. The key to tasty week day dinners, is a stocked fridge, avoiding junk food as a fix and quick and easy dinner recipes. This sesame chicken is just the ticket and is surprisingly easy to put together (honestly). Ready in fifteen minutes, this tempting dish won't break the bank either and can be served up for under €6.00 and feed a family of four. So ditch your usual uninspired menu and liven things up with this fabulously frugal feast.

Quick & Easy Sesame Chicken 

For the chicken
4 medium chicken breasts (diced)
1 egg
2 tbsp corn starch
2 tbsp rapeseed oil (or vegetable oil)
Salt & Pepper (to season)

For the sauce
5 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp cider vinegar
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp corn starch
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
4 cloves of garlic (chopped very finely)

80g of cooked rice per person

1. In a large bowl, beat the egg. Add the corn starch to the egg and beat until well combined.   
    Season well with salt and pepper.
2. Heat the rapeseed oil in the pan until very hot. Add the chicken to the egg mixture, stirring
    until all of the chicken is well coated. Now add the chicken to the hot oil. Stir occasionally and 
    continue to cook until golden brown and the chicken is cooked through.
3. Meanwhile make the sauce by adding the soy sauce, sesame seeds, vinegar, brown sugar,  
    cornstarch, water and oil together with the garlic.
4. Once the chicken is cooked, turn down the pan slightly and add the sauce mixture. Cook for   
    1-2 minutes or until the sauce thickens and then remove from the heat.
5. Serve over a bed of rice and garnish with basil leaves.


  1. Ah this looks delicious, must try it at the weekend :) I'm a friend of Tanya's by the way - love the blog! x

  2. Welcome Ruby! Thanks a million for the kind comment. Let me know how you get on, I love this recipe simply because it's quick. Ruby Duchess is now on my reading list! Thanks so much for making contact x


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