Irresistibly Delicious: Crispy Sesame Chicken with Infused Olive Oil Recipe

If you're a fan of Asian-inspired cuisine, you'll love this recipe for Crispy Sesame Chicken. With its perfectly golden and crunchy exterior, tender and juicy meat, and a delightful balance of flavors, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your household. In this blog post, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to make Crispy Sesame Chicken, infused with the rich and aromatic flavors of olive oil.

By incorporating infused olive oil into the recipe, you can take this classic dish to new heights and add a unique twist that will leave your taste buds craving more.


  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons infused olive oil (such as garlic or chili-infused)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and black pepper.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Dip each chicken piece into the beaten eggs, allowing any excess to drip off, and then coat them evenly in the flour mixture. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, infused olive oil, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
  5. Working in batches, carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the hot oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy. Transfer the cooked chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  6. Once all the chicken pieces are cooked, return them to the skillet or wok and pour the prepared sauce over them. Toss the chicken in the sauce until evenly coated.
  7. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the chicken and continue to cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken further.
  8. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped green onions.
  9. Serve the Crispy Sesame Chicken hot, accompanied by steamed rice or noodles for a complete meal.

New Ideas and Tips:

  • Experiment with different infused olive oil flavors to customize the taste of your Crispy Sesame Chicken. Try options like chili-infused olive oil for a spicy kick or lemon-infused olive oil for a citrusy twist.
  • For a healthier version, consider baking the coated chicken in the oven instead of frying. Place the coated chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 425°F for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  • If you prefer a saucier dish, double the sauce ingredients and reserve half of the sauce to drizzle over the cooked chicken just before serving.