Amber's Sesame Chicken

Amber's Sesame Chicken

Amber 6

"I've been looking for a good sesame chicken recipe. I adapted a few, and this tastes something like what I think it should. I used Fish and Things Teriyaki Marinade (on this site). It tastes a lot like Mr. Yoshida's teriyaki. If you prefer, you can substitute pancake syrup for honey, and fresh ginger for five-spice powder."


30 m servings 438 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 438 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 37.8 g
  • 76%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 325 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, black pepper, five-spice powder, and red pepper flakes. Place a few pieces of chicken at a time into the bag, and shake to coat. Remove to a platter.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Place chicken into skillet, and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken, and set aside. Stir onion wedges and bell pepper slices into skillet; cook until slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Remove, and set aside.
  3. Return chicken to skillet, and reduce heat to low. Mix in teriyaki marinade, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, and honey; stir until sauce thickens. Return onion and bell pepper to the skillet. Warm through, and serve.
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  1. 686 Ratings


As others have suggested, you’ll probably end up tripling the sauce amount; the fried chicken chunks generally absorb the relatively small amount of sauce mixture that is called-for very quickl...

This can be very tasty, if you make a few changes. I halved the amount of flour, and I substituted the five-spice powder in favor of a packet of Honey Sesame seasoning mix that I found in the o...

I used one full red pepper in place of the green pepper and based on the previous reviews, I quadrupled the "sauce". To make quick work of the sauce and to cut down on overmixing (and by overmix...

This was excellent! I took others' advise and tripled the sauce, it cookes down quickly so I'm glad I did this. I paired this with the Chicken Lo Mein submitted by Michelle on this site and su...

5/13/10 Ok, I've made this before, but couldn't find the recipe so I printed it off the site again. I made it and was really disappointed. It is going from a 5 star to a 2 star - something ha...

Per the advice of others, I tripled the sauce. It seemed necessary. I also didn't use as many sesame seeds as it called for (I didn't want them to overpower the flavor). I would also recommen...

YUM!!! Very good, and thankfully not as sticky or sweet as my favorite Chinese restaurant. I skipped the five-spice (I HATE black licorice, and that's what the flavor primarily is -- comes fro...

This came out so good! I had to improvise a little, because I didn't have any teriyaki sauce. After finding out that teriyaki sauce is made of sweet soy sauce and wine, I made my own version of ...

Really enjoyed this recipe.. used fresh grated ginger instead of 5-spice powder. Added a bit of sesame oil to the pan before frying chicken. Used Fish & Things Terryaki Marinade from this site ...