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This Sesame Chicken on Fire is a spicy hot dry chicken dish. It serves well as a starter or as a side dish with fried rice.

Chicken thighs work better for this dish. Breast pieces will not give best results. The amount of red chillies is really high, so lower the quantity if you like a milder version.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time : 15 minutes

Serves : 3-4


For Marination:

Chicken boneless thighs : 6 cut into cubes

Soy sauce : 1 tablespoon

Rice wine vinegar : 1 teaspoon

White pepper powder : 1/2 teaspoon

Cornstarch : 2 teaspoons

Salt : 1 teaspoon


Sesame Oil : 1 tablespoon

Dry red chillies : 20 (for a milder version, use 15)

Ginger : 2 inch sliced

Garlic : 3 cloves sliced

Ground black peppers : 1 tablespoon

Green bell pepper : 1 large cubed

Red chilli paste : 1 teaspoon

Salt : 1/2 teaspoon

Sesame seeds : 1 tablespoon


In a medium size bowl, add all the ingredients listed under for marination, mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes.

In an another bowl, add the red chillies and soak them in water for 10 minutes.

Heat oil for deep frying, fry the chicken until they turn golden brown in two batches.

Heat sesame oil in a pan, add the drained soaked red chillies and on low flame saute for 2 minutes until they turn darker red.

Add sliced ginger, garlic, bell peppers and saute for 3-4 minutes until the peppers are cooked.

Add the fried chicken, red chilli paste, salt, pepper, sesame seeds, toss well and saute for 2 minutes. Turn off the stove and serve immediately.