Sweet Soy Glaze Chicken

Sweet, sour, salty and slightly spicy is how I would describe this dish. It is a super quick and easy recipe- just the way I like it! This would be perfect for a weeknight dinner or a quick lunch too. Make a batch of it and it can be dinner for the weekend too. Serve it on a bed of jasmine rice and you’ve got a great meal ready in no time @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 25 mins

COOK TIME: 10 mins



  • Boneless Chicken 1 lb (cut into cubes)
  • Soy sauce 4 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Sesame oil 2 tbsp
  • Black pepper 2 tsp
  • Brown sugar 2 tbsp
  • Rice vinegar 2 tbsp
  • Dry ginger 2 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds 2 tbsp
  • Green onions for garnish
  • Cornstarch 1 tsp


  • Marinate boneless chicken cubes with salt, pepper, rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and garlic paste for 20 mins.
  • Heat oil till smoking. Stir fry marinated chicken on high heat. Let the sugar caramelize and form a layer on the chicken. Cook till chicken on done and both sides have a beautiful crust.
  • Mix cornstarch in 2 tbsp of water. Pour into the chicken and let the sauce thicken and come together. Turn the heat off.
  • In a small pan dry roast sesame seeds for a couple of minutes till slightly golden. Take care not to burn it.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds over chicken. Serve with a garnish of sliced green onions.


If your chicken slices are bigger, add a little water to make sure the marinade does not burn while cooking the chicken.

This recipe goes best with some jasmine rice.

Marinate the chicken
Sauté in high heat
Let one side turn golden
Both sides are done
Add the cornstarch slurry
Toast the sesame seeds
Serve with toasted sesame seeds and green onions
Sweet Soy Glaze Chicken is ready

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