Sunday, April 29, 2012

What's for dinner: Sesame Chicken

A few days late posting but I tried  recipe on Pinterest (of course) on Friday for Sesame Chicken and it turned out great. It tasted almost better than the general tso/sesame chicken you get for take out at the Chinese Restaurant. The chicken was nice and juicy and tender and the white jasmine rice it was served over complimented it perfectly! I garnished with a lot of scallions since I really love them. This is a must try!! Enjoy!

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup chicken broth
1-2 tablespoon sesame oil (to personal taste)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 dash red chili pepper flakes
2 teaspoons cornstarch (or more is you want a thicker sauce)

4 chicken breasts(about 2lbs), cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon sherry wine
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder (optional)  
2 drops sesame oil
1/2 cup cornstarch, to coat chicken 
Vegetable oil or Peanut oil (for frying)
Sesame Seed (to garnish)
Sliced Green Onion (to garnish)
Prepared Rice, to serve. (i prefer Jasmine Rice)

Even Brayden like it!

 1. Combine chicken ingredients except cornstarch and let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
2. Remove chicken from marinade and toss in cornstarch then cook chicken in hot oil on the stove or deep fryer until cooked thru.
3. Remove from pan and keep warm in oven while making the sauce.
4. Combine all sauce ingredients EXCEPT cornstarch in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over med. heat.

5. Mix cornstarch with a little water (about 1/4 cup) in a cup until dissolved- then slowly add to the sauce mixture on the stove and heat until thickened to the consistency of gravy.
6. Add the chicken into the sauce. Heat thoroughly.
7. Serve over hot rice.
8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions!

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