Sesame Chicken Recipe

We be serving our Sesame Chicken Recipe on our Rice Pilaf.

This is an easy and great party recipe you’ll love.

Very flavorful, served with veggies and rice - this one’s hard to beat!

Using a chafing dish, we’ll bake rice, enough to fill half of the pan, following our recipe.

Then, after the chicken is finished, we’ll put it right on top of the cooked rice, and serve. In the chafer, the rice will add moisture and wonderful taste to the chicken.

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Portions/Servings This recipe will feed 24 people.
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Ingredients for Sesame Chicken Recipe

24 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
    cut into 1” pieces
1 cup+/- vegetable oil for frying
1/3 cup sesame oil for frying
1 cup sesame seeds


1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 cup Sake, (rice wine)
a few shots of hot sauce
1/3 cup freshly grated ginger
8 cloves of garlic, chopped


4 Birdseye Frozen Asian Medley Vegetables
    or an equivalent, 40 ounces +/-


1 can chicken stock
The remaining marinade
1 cup honey


2 dozen scallions, chopped

Directions for Sesame Chicken Recipe

1 day before the party, combine all the marinade ingredients. Refrigerate.

Either cut the chicken breasts into 1” pieces (better for a stand up buffet party because it’s easy for your party guests to eat,) or, just cut them in half (better when your guests can ‘knife and fork it.‘)

Place the chicken in a large mixing bowl, pour in the marinade, and mix it all around the chicken very well. Make sure the chicken is covered in the marinade, or use another kind of dish, or plastic bag(s.) Return to the refrigerator overnight.

The day of your party, follow our rice pilaf recipe, cutting the ingredients in half. Prep as directed, and place in the food pan of your chafing dish, and bake at 400° for 1+ hour, covered tightly in foil.

Cook the frozen vegetables according to the package directions. Set aside.

When the rice is nearly done baking, begin the chicken. In a hot saute pan, add veggie oil and sesame oil (twice as much veggie as sesame) and fry the chicken for a few minutes. You want them to be browned, and you want them to be 165° - use your thermometer to be sure.

When you get to that temp, remove from the pan and cover the chicken with foil and set near the stove to keep warm. Meanwhile, start another batch in your frying pan. Keep frying, baking, and covering cooked chicken.

The rice should be done by now. Remove it from the oven, open the foil, give it a stir, and cover it with the vegetables. Now put the cooked chicken pieces on top of the rice. Cover and keep warm.

Make sauce by heat the ingredients, bring it to a boil and cooking for a few minutes until the sauce is bubbly.

In a clean frying pan, toast the sesame seeds. Do this by putting the seeds alone in the pan, and heating slowly until they start to get brown. Stir the seeds around and don’t let them get too dark. When they are done, pour them into the sauce.

Pour the sauce into the chafing dish, over the cooked chicken, vegetables and rice. Garnish with the scallions.

Add chicken stock to thin the sauce if needed as the party progresses. And remember to check the water level under the food in the chafer. If you need to add more, always add boiling water.

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