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Better-Than-Takeout Sesame Chicken

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The twins share their foolproof recipe for one of their American takeout faves. Ezra shows off his egg-cracking skills and Adeev wows us with his pan flipping technique.


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • kosher salt (for rice)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (for batter)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • kosher salt (for chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil (or enough to coat bottom of pan with a thin layer)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch (for sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (for sauce)
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • sesame seeds (for garnish, optional)
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    Calories510Calories from Fat160
    Total Fat18g28%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat160
    Total Carbohydrate52g17%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Steven Russo a month ago
    Actually quite salty in my opinion. Might use more sugar next time.
    Budget Builds 3 months ago
    Turned out AMAZING, super easy and tasty. Husband and Son ate thirds .
    Brianna Hawkins 7 months ago
    We tried this and it turned out amazing! This will be one of our go-to recipes from now on!
    April B. 7 months ago
    My family loved it! Will definitely make again.
    Christopher Gass 7 months ago
    Came out very good. i don't know if it was better than takeout, but it was certainly close, and a lot cheaper.
    Troy Johnson 8 months ago
    Really good, first time having this dish and certainly not the last
    Jennifer Sweet a year ago
    This was fantastic! Definitely rivaled any Chinese take out!!!
    Jenayah Smith a year ago
    This was an amazing recepie my family and I LOVED it. It was easy to make I’ll definitely make it again
    Kristy a year ago
    Loved this! Added broccoli to get some veg in and it was perfect.
    This was delicious!! I don't like garlic so I didn't add the garlic but still fire 🔥😍
    Matthew Lanmon a year ago
    The flavor was great. The result was amazing! Next time I’d double the recipe though or pair it with a side of stir fry veggies.
    Rachel Rakower a year ago
    Turned out great, but it took a lot longer than 45 minutes...
    Landon Teague a year ago
    Everything was great other then the sauce
    Shannon Childs a year ago
    Our sons favorite take out option is sesame chicken... This got the " OMG THIS IS SOO GOOD!!! ITS BETTER THAN TAKE OUT " From our 10 year old 🤤🤤
    Really yummy! It took me about an hour to prep and cook the chicken pieces so “really quick” as described is probably related to your skill set. Nonetheless, this is a great recipe!
    Kimothy Martinez a year ago
    It was delicious! Definitely a new go to dinner!
    Sarah F. a year ago
    This was so tasty and so quick to make!! I made it for a backyard dinner party and everyone loved it! I will definitely be adding it to my repertoire.
    Renae Lockhart a year ago
    this recipe was delicious! i will definitely be making this again.
    Colin 2 years ago
    This turned out amazing.
    Isaiah Jalca 2 years ago
    Really good it was the best thing I ever had
    Lisa Graf 2 years ago
    Great recipe! I used chicken breast since that’s what I had in the fridge and it still ended up really tasty.
    Javier Santana 2 years ago
    the food was great. the video and instructions on how make it were terrible. could not find or access anything other than the list of ingredients.
    It was pretty good, would like a crispy chicken.
    Andrew Saad 2 years ago
    sooooo easy!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
    Shannon K. 2 years ago
    Turned out great! would definitely make again. it had very easy to follow instructions