How to make Peanut Sesame Chicken -

Orange juice adds a special tang to this flavour chicken dish .

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Peanuts (मूंगफली), Sesame seeds (til) (तिल)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Chicken

Peanut Sesame Chicken

Peanut Sesame Chicken Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Peanut Sesame Chicken Recipe

  • Peanuts roasted 4 tablespoons

  • Sesame seeds (til) toasted 2 tablespoons

  • Boneless chicken breasts cut into thick strips 500 grams

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 6 tablespoons

  • Babycorns diagonally sliced 3-4 large

  • Broccoli 5-6 small

  • Orange juice 1 cup

  • Wonton wrappers 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Soy sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Red capsicum seeded and sliced 1 small


Step 1

Heat two tablespoons sesame oil in a wok. Add baby corn and sauté. Add chicken and continue to sauté. Add broccoli and orange juice and cook.

Step 2

Heat the remaining sesame oil in another pan. Roll the wonton strips and further cut them into thin slices. Add it to the pan and fry till crisp. Add salt, soy sauce to the chicken and mix.

Step 3

Add cornflour mixed in half a cup of water and add to the chicken along with peanuts and sesame seeds. Mix well. Add red capsicum and cook on high heat for two minutes.

Step 4

Transfer into a serving dish. Top it with fried wonton strips and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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