Honey and Sesame Chicken legs

 

Honey and sesame chicken legs
Honey and sesame chicken legs

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Last week , i.e 19th of Feb, my Chinese friends celebrated their New Year. Chinese New Year also known as the Spring festival happens to be the most important celebration for families in China. This year most of them had a long holiday, from Feb 18th to 24. I know I am a bit late but today happens to be the 6th (which Chinese regard as their lucky number)and last day of their celebrations. I made Honey and Sesame chicken as a token of good wishes for all my dear Chinese friends. It is not an authentic Chinese recipe, but it is my version of the exotic dish. The sticky, sweet and sour chicken legs are a delicacy and can be served during parties and celebrations.The best part of this dish is it can be prepared in advance and reheated just before serving.


 

Recipe: Honey and Sesame Chicken legs


 

1.Marinate:

 

  • 8 chicken legs
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. cornflour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. red chili paste
  • 1 tbsp. or less red chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (optional)

Marinate the chicken with the rest of the ingredients and deep fry. Remove on a kitchen towel and keep separately.

2. In a pan heat a tablespoon of oil and add the following one after another:

  • 1 tbsp. garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp. chopped spring onion whites
  • 2 tsp. tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp. red chili sauce
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp. honey
  • fried chicken
  • 2 tbsp. chopped spring onion greens
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds

Mix well and remove from heat. Garnish with sesame seeds and spring onion greens before you serve. Enjoy with friends and family.

I am taking these delicious chicken legs to party with my FF friends. Please do join me at Angie’s place The Novice Gardener


 

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54 Comments Add yours

  1. I just love oriental food, especially the sticky sweet/savory dishes. These chicken legs look so delicious! Have a wonderful day skd!

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    1. skd says:

      They work very well as a starter and also as a main course with fried rice or noodles. Have a wonderful week ahead dear Julie ☺

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  2. Loretta says:

    Oh yum, these look extra special Skd and your pictures sure do the dish some justice :).

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Loretta. The red green and white colors used in Chinese dishes are very eye catching. ☺

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  3. Great recipe! Looks delish!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sarah ☺

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  4. Oh my, those chicken legs look absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try this out

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    1. skd says:

      Please do. I am sure you will love them .Thank you for stopping by. Do keep visiting ☺

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  5. Corina says:

    IT looks really tasty.

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear 🙂

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  6. Those chicken legs look delicious!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear and they tasted awesome too ☺

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  7. It looks really delicious and love the sesame seeds on the top, skd 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Linda ☺ The sesame seeds added a beautiful crunch to the chicken.

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  8. Fazal says:

    Excellent performance

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  9. I am definitely going to try this!!! So mouth-watering!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺ Actually I had you in mind while writing this post.

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  10. Wow really?! That is so sweet!
    It is so cool because I was looking for this recipe!

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  11. Nancy says:

    Yes please, skd! These chicken legs look utterly delicious! LOVE the flavors involved here. 😛 Pinning so I’m sure to add these to my menu!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Nancy 🙂 I was thinking of pairing them with your yummy hot buttered noodles. 🍝🍗

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      1. Nancy says:

        Mmm… a delightful pair that would be!

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      2. skd says:

        Yeah i thought so too ☺

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  12. Looks yum!!! Honey chicken has been on my mind since a long time but I am loving the sesame part as well in your recipe. Will try.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Tasneem☺Please do try it. The sesame adds to the crunch factor. I also have the Lemon honey glazed chicken that turns out equally yummy and it is baked. This particular recipe is deep fried because that’s how the Chinese like it 😉

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  13. muthahar says:

    Yummy chicken legs with honey it looks tempting thankyou Skd for sharing

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    1. skd says:

      The pleasure is mine ☺

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  14. I love honey and sesame together and these look wonderful!

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  15. Ginger says:

    They look so appealing, skd!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Ginger ☺

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  16. petra08 says:

    The flavour combination is delicious and I love this kind of food! Yum! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Petra ☺

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  17. chefjulianna says:

    Oh la la!! My mouth is watering over these!! Gorgeous flavours! 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Julianna. I loved the sweet and sour combination. And the sesame seeds were the crunch factor.

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  18. Tasty and beautifully photographed

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Johanne 🙂

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  19. Writer’s block? Maybe but no blocks in the kitchen! Yum.

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    1. skd says:

      Haha 🙂 Thanks dear. Thank God for that. That would be a major shutdown lol

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  20. Ooh i love sweet and spicy flavor in chicken. This looks great. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Sadia 🙂 Actually I am drooling over your Chicken Tikka Pizza right now. I am real hungry and wish I could lay my hands on a slice . yumm..

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  21. LiteraryFuzz says:

    You’ve given me something new and delicious to cook. Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Please do try it. I am sure you will like the recipe.

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  22. Looks delicious, and beautiful! Reminds me of the Fish Sauce Wings from a restaurant called Pok Pok, in Portland. They’re similar to these, and they are SO GOOD.

    http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/eat-and-drink/recipes/articles/make-pok-poks-famous-wings-at-home-october-2013

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    1. skd says:

      Wow!Thank you for the kind words. I am glad this post triggered delicious memories. I visited the PokPok website. The chicken wings really look so appetizing and tasty. It made me so hungry. I wish I was sitting in their restaurant right now 😀
      Have a nice day ahead and thank you for stopping by ☺

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  23. Lina says:

    I had posted something similar too.. But waiting to try this version too!

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    1. skd says:

      I will go check yours in the meanwhile 😊

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  24. Christy B says:

    Great legs you have there 😉 First toes, now legs… Tasty!

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