Crispy Chinese style Sesame Chicken Bites
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Crispy Sesame Chicken Bites

Crispy fried chicken pieces in a Chinese style sweet and sour sesame sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 people


Spiced Fried Chicken Bites

  • 3 each Chicken Breasts Ask your butcher to remover the skin
  • 200 gram Cornflour
  • 250 millilitre Vegetable Oil Suitable for high temperature frying
  • 3 Egg Whites Whisked to a light foam
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • Pinch White Pepper

Chinese style Sesame Sauce

  • 100 millilitre Tomato Ketchup
  • 100 millilitre Light Soy Sauce
  • 3 tablespoon Runny Honey
  • 3 tablespoon Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 clove Garlic Peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • Splash Dark Soy Sauce


  • Sift the cornflour into two trays one third in the first and the remainder in the second. Season the first and mix the paprika, garlic powder and five spice with the second.
  • Next, heat the oil in a large deep wok until hot. Dip the chicken pieces in the seasoned cornflour, then the egg whites and then into the spice flour mix. Carefully add the pieces of chicken into the wok in batches and fry until golden brown, turning during cooking. This should take about five to six minutes.
  • Remove when cooked and drain then place onto a tray lined with absorbent kitchen paper and keep warm.
  • For the sauce, place all of the ingredients into a medium-sized heavy-bottomed pan and bring to a gentle simmer and cookout for ten minutes, stirring regularly to prevent sticking and burning.
  • When all the chicken is cooked toss the cooked chicken and hot sauce together in a bowl. Serve topped with a few thinly sliced spring onions or torn coriander and some of my Egg Fried Rice.


For my Egg Fried Rice recipe follow this link.
What to Drink? Chinese food has a lot of strong flavours salt, chilli, ginger and garlic and you will need a wine capable of standing up to these tastes. Top of the list is dry or Brut Champagne or a dry sparkling wine followed by a crisp, dry Alsace or German Riesling.
Allergens in this recipe are;

There will be Soya and may be gluten in your Soy Sauce
Please see the Allergens Page