Heat oil in Dutch oven, brown chicken on all sides. Remove chicken from pan, pour off all drippings and return chicken to pan. Mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, catsup, sherry, red pepper, garlic and green onion. Pour mixture over chicken. Cover, simmer 35 to 45 minutes.
Remove chicken to platter, draining juices back into pan. Skim fat from sauce. Blend together cornstarch and water, stir into sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Spoon some sauce over chicken, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve chicken with remaining sauce.
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