Fluffy Chicken Tempura with a Touch of Sesame

Fluffy Chicken Tempura with a Touch of Sesame

Aromatic chicken tempura with a sesame aroma.
The selling point of this dish is the texture – it's so fluffy that you won't believe it's chicken breast.
You can make a surprising amount from a single portion!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken breast
1 fillet (about 250 g)
Salt and pepper
a dash of each
For dredging
Ground black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Egg, beaten
Plain flour
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
Cold water
1/4 cup


1. Cut the chicken into large slices on the diagonal. The photo shows 1 cut-up breast.
2. Put all the dredging ingredients in a bowl, then mix briskly until well-combined.
3. Dredge the slices of chicken from Step 1 in the batter from Step 2 one at a time, then deep fry in oil (not listed) heated to 170°C.
4. Turn over the chicken halfway through cooking, then continue to fry until lightly browned.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I was eating out with my mother-in-law, I came up with this idea for a chicken dish that isn't fried.