Sesame Chicken



A friend of mine emailed me on facebook and asked if I had any Chinese recipes, which I only had one. I don't know why I didn't have more since my husband is a huge fan of Chinese food.

This inspired me to look for more recipes. As I was looking at other blogger post, I came across one over at Simply Lydia, and I couldn't resist her post on Sesame Chicken.

It looked so scrumptious and delicious, and it got my taste buds to watering so, that I knew I had to try it.

Telling my husband I was making Sesame Chicken is all it took to spur him on to helping me in the kitchen along with making another Chinese dish, Thai-Style Stir-Fried Chicken, which was also delicious.

Together, I can tell you, we are looking forward to making these two dishes again.


Sesame Chicken
    Marinade
    2 tablespoons flour
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 tablespoon dry sherry
    2 tablespoons water
    1 teaspoon canola oil
    1 dash sesame oil
    1 pound boneless chicken breast meat - cubed
    Oil for frying

    Sauce
    1 cup chicken broth
    1/2 - 1 cup white sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
    2 tablespoons white vinegar
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons sesame oil
    1 1/2 teaspoon chile paste
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    1/2 cup water

    Garnish
    2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    2 tablespoons green onion
Mix flour, cornstarch, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl. Add soy sauce, sherry, water, oil and sesame oil to mixture. Whisk until smooth. Add chicken and stir until chicken is coated in batter. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

While chicken is marinating, in a small saucepan, add chicken broth, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, chile paste and garlic powder. Whisk and bring to a boil. In a measuring cup, add cornstarch and 1/2 cup of water; dissolve and add to boiling sauce. Simmer and whisk sauce until it thickens (about 2 minutes). Turn heat to low and keep sauce warm.

In wok, heat oil on medium high heat. Add chicken in small batches and fry until golden brown (about 5 minutes). Drain on wok rack and start next batch. After chicken has drained, put on a plate lined with paper towel and slightly tent plate with foil to keep chicken warm. Once all chicken has been cooked, transfer to serving dish and pour sauce over chicken. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. Serve with your favorite rice.


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7 comments :

  1. This has my tastebuds going too! It looks fantastic. You really knocked it out of the park.

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  2. Kim ~ thank you.....it was mighty tasty~~~

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  3. I have a new sok to try out! Now I have a recipe to try!

    Thanks for stopping by for What's Cooking Wednesday...come back next week and link up again!

    Diane
    www.turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com

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  4. Looks SO good! I know I would love this!

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  5. My kids are begging me to make this!
    It looks wonderful!

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  6. This looks DELICIOUS!! Thank you for linking up to Everyday Sisters Sharing Sundays.

    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com

    Ellen

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  7. This looks fantastic! I love sesame chicken, and this looks WAY better than what I saw on a Chinese buffet yesterday!

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