SESAME CHICKEN RECIPE


SESAME CHICKEN RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast fillets cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons chili sauce (sambal oelek)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 green onions trimmed and sliced in one inch pieces

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In large Ziploc bag shake chicken pieces and 1/4 cup cornstarch. In large saucepan over medium heat add 2 tablespoons canola oil. Fry the chicken in batches; flipping over to brown both sides. Remove to plate when browned. Fry in batches; adding oil when necessary.
  • In small sauce pan add one tablespoon canola oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey and chili sauce. Add 2 tablespoons cornstarch to water and whisk into sauce pan. Cook until slightly thickened.
  • Wipe out the pan that you fried the chicken in. Turn the heat to medium high and add the sesame seeds and toast for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned; stirring frequently. Remove toasted sesame seeds to bowl.   Return the cooked chicken to skillet.  Stir in sauce and sprinkle with scallions and toasted sesame seeds.  Serve over rice or Chinese noodles.

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