Asian Sesame Chicken

Lan and I absolutely loved the braised wings at Mu Lan’s off Cascade.  And just in case you didn’t know, Mu Lan’s has the absolute BEST Chinese food in Georgia.  The hubby and I used to get take-out from there every Thursday, but the dine-in atmosphere is just as awesome as the cuisine!  Delicious food and great customer service= my business any day!

Based on what I tasted in their braised wings, of course as always, I hooked my own version up at the house that is just as delicious! 

ACAOF’s Asian Sesame Chicken


Here’s what I used:

– 6 cleaned and patted dry chicken thighs (dark meat= tender meat AND is crazy inexpensive!)

– 1/2 cup brown sugar

– 1/3 cup sesame oil (canola oil is a good sub)

– 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

– 2 scallions chopped

– 1 tbsp minced garlic

– 2 tsp ground ginger

– 1 tbsp *AbstractSpice (there is no sub for my homemade house seasoning, but if you must…)

– 1 tbsp sesame seeds

– 1 tbsp black sesame seeds (optional- adds a good nutty flavor and looks amazing!)

– 1 large ziplock bag

– Cooking spray lined pan

Here’s what I did:

– Pre-heat oven to 400

– Place chicken in ziplock bag

– Add ALL ingredients to ziplock bag and shake until thoroughly distributed to chicken- set aside for at least 30 min.

– Align chicken onto pan and bake for 20-30 minutes

– For presentational purposes– sprinkle some reserved scallions on top!

*AbstractSpice- my own homemade ALL NATURAL all seasoning blend I’ve been making and selling for years that’s good on everything!  Ask me about it 🙂


Chiura Obata (1885–1975) Setting Sun: Sacramento Valley, ca. 1925. Hanging scroll: mineral pigments (distemper) and gold on silk, 107 1/2 x 69 in. Courtesy of Gyo Obata


Large Image

Yun Gee (b. 1906, Kaiping, Guangdong, China–d. 1963, New York, NY) Where is My Mother; 1926–1927. Oil on canvas. 20 1/8 x 16 in. Credit line: Estate of Yun Gee, Courtesy of Li-Ian.


Make it a Great Asian-inspired Tasting Day!


One Comment Add yours

  1. acaof says:

    FYI- I get majority of my ingredients from the Dekalb County Farmer’s Market off of Ponce de Leon. You get so much for so little$$


    Your Dekalb Farmers Market
    3000 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue
    Decatur, GA 30030

    YDFM is located at the intersection of E. Ponce De Leon Avenue and Laredo Drive, 2 miles inside of I-285 off of Exit 40 (E. Ponce De Leon).

    The Decatur E7 Marta Station is also located nearby.

    For more detailed directions or information, please call us at (404)377-6400, Or mapquest our directions at

    Opening Hours
    Store: 9am – 9pm
    Business Services: 8am – 5pm

    Thanksgiving Day
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