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Better-Than-Takeout Sesame Chicken

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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 Tbsp. cornstarch (for batter)
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • kosher salt (for chicken)
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut oil (or enough to coat bottom of pan with a thin layer)
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch (for sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. 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.


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    Jeff Levenbook a month ago
    It came out well. It was a little too sweet but quite flavorful. It's not exactly like the takeout since the one we are used to uses breaded fried chicken as the base, but it was still quite good and we will be making it again.
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    Christian 4 months ago
    Delicious fusion recipe!! I’ve made it twice now once with thighs and breast strips. Such good flavor. Pair it with fried rice or other rice recipes many possibilities
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    Chynna Lucken 4 months ago
    Tastes great and super easy
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    Steven Russo 8 months ago
    Actually quite salty in my opinion. Might use more sugar next time.
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    Budget Builds 10 months ago
    Turned out AMAZING, super easy and tasty. Husband and Son ate thirds .
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    Brianna Hawkins a year ago
    We tried this and it turned out amazing! This will be one of our go-to recipes from now on!
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    April B. a year ago
    My family loved it! Will definitely make again.
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    Christopher Gass a year ago
    Came out very good. i don't know if it was better than takeout, but it was certainly close, and a lot cheaper.
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    Troy Johnson a year ago
    Really good, first time having this dish and certainly not the last
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    Jennifer Sweet 2 years ago
    This was fantastic! Definitely rivaled any Chinese take out!!!
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    Jenayah Smith 2 years ago
    This was an amazing recepie my family and I LOVED it. It was easy to make I’ll definitely make it again
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    Kristy 2 years ago
    Loved this! Added broccoli to get some veg in and it was perfect.
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    Christian Gallegos 2 years ago
    This was delicious!! I don't like garlic so I didn't add the garlic but still fire 🔥😍
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    Matthew Lanmon 2 years 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.
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    Rachel Rakower 2 years ago
    Turned out great, but it took a lot longer than 45 minutes...
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    Landon Teague 2 years ago
    Everything was great other then the sauce
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    Shannon Childs 2 years 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 🤤🤤
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    Chandelle Whitney 2 years ago
    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!
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    Kimothy Martinez 2 years ago
    It was delicious! Definitely a new go to dinner!
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    Sarah F. 2 years 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.
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    Renae Lockhart 2 years ago
    this recipe was delicious! i will definitely be making this again.
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    Colin 2 years ago
    This turned out amazing.
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    Isaiah Jalca 2 years ago
    Really good it was the best thing I ever had
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    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.
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    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.
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    It was pretty good, would like a crispy chicken.
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    Andrew Saad 2 years ago
    sooooo easy!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
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    Shannon K. 2 years ago
    Turned out great! would definitely make again. it had very easy to follow instructions