Honey Sesame Chicken

Cook time 15 minutes (+ marinating time)
Servings 4


Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
2 chicken breasts, cut into large cubes
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 eggs
4 tbsp cornflour
White sesame seeds, for garnish

Honey lemon sauce
¼ cup of water
¼ cup of honey
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp 5 spice (optional)
¼ tsp sesame oil
Juice of 1 lemon and zest of ½ lemon

Honey Sesame Chicken


Whisk together the eggs and soy sauce. Toss the chicken with the soy and egg and marinate for 20 minutes.

For the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small pot and bring to boil. Then turn down to a low heat and simmer until it thickens.

Add the cornflour to the chicken and mix through until there are no lumps.

Heat oil in a wok to 180°C. Carefully place chicken pieces one by one into the oil and deep fry in batches until golden brown. Drain chicken pieces on paper towel or a rack then place in a bowl with the sauce and toss until well coated and glistening. Place in a shallow bowl and sprinkle over sesame seeds and a little extra sesame oil.