Spicy Sesame Chicken

Heidy shared two dishes in the South Arm Community Kitchen at the last cooking class in 2006. She made Spicy Sesame Chicken and Avocado/Papaya Salad.


The Spicy Sesame Chicken is marinated with lots of flavourful spices and sauces and deep fried until golden brown and crispy. Kids will love this for sure. Making this is easy but I guess the most challenging part is gathering all the required ingredients.


  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thigh meat (deboned)

For marinating:

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon spicy bake mix
  • 1 tablespoon Vietnamese chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon wine
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon egg white
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds

For coating:

  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch

Click on the link below for the instructions.


13Dec007Add all the marinating ingredients except egg white and sesame seeds into the chicken.
13Dec008Use your hand (with glove if desired) to mix the chicken with the marinating ingredients well.
13Dec009Mix in the egg white.
13Dec010Add the sesame seeds and mix well. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes.
13Dec019Blend the coating ingredients well. Coat the marinated chicken pieces with the flour mixture, shaking off excess flour.
13Dec024Heat a deep frying pan with enough oil for deep frying. Fry the chicken pieces in batches.
13Dec025Drain the chicken using a drainer before putting them on a paper towel line tray to further absorb the excess oil.

Heidy served the chicken with a salad and baked scalloped potato.

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  1. Erick

    That chicken looks delicious and the marinade sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Erick

    Sorry, what is spicy bake mix?

  3. sue

    I am not a kid, but I love spicy fried chicken.

  4. Suanne

    Hi Erick,

    Spicy Bake Mix is like those Shake and Bake kind of mixes. You should be able to find them in Chinese groceries stores. I would say its optional since there is enough seasonings for this recipe.

  5. MeltingWok

    Hi Suanne, great treat you have here, not too heavily spiced 🙂 They’re very popular here at the taiwanese chain tea cafes, they call it popcorn chicken, except they put too much 5-spiced powder 🙁
    Cheers ! 🙂

  6. tigerfish

    Finger lickin’ good chicken! If I don’t use the spicy bake mix, which is the next spicy ingredient? Can I use curry powder?

  7. Suanne

    Hi Tigerfish,

    I think curry powder is a good substitute, not only it will gives it the spiciness but also adds colour to it.

  8. Chubbypanda

    Great recipe! I’ve now got recipes for four styles of sesame chicken; Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. I should make them all and have a taste test. =)

    – Chubbypanda

  9. Erick

    I would think a touch of chili powder might be a good substitute for spicy bake mix. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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