Restaurant Quality. I doubled the sauce and recommend doing this. I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of ginger instead of the 2 teaspoons indicated after double the ingredients. I will add 2 teaspoons next time. I used 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and increased the garlic. If you do not marinate your chicken you will lose some of the flavor but it will still be a good dish. My DH said to make this again so that means MAKE IT:)
Great dish. I made a minor adjustment. We don't like the five spice powder so we add powdered ginger and cinnamon to the sauce (2 of the 5). I'm really not sure frying the chicken is needed. I think it might be just as good with uncoated chicken. Great stuff, thanks.
Good, flavorful sauce and the chicken turned out very moist. Next time I'd leave out the 5 Spice powder as it was a little overwhelming.
Great flavor to this recipe. I did much of the prep work the day before. I cut the chicken into pieces, combined all the sauce ingredients (I doubled up on it) and put the cornstarch in a bowl so it was ready to coat the chicken in. I've made a note to myself to sift the cornstarch to get rid of any lumps. I wanted each chicken piece to be lightly coated with the cornstarch but that didn't happen because my cornstarch was too lumpy. I toasted the sesame seeds in a dry skillet.
Very good, restaurant quality Sesame Chicken! We successfully doubled. Couple of minor changes: no cornstarch when we fried the chicken, and no five spice powder. It turned out fabulously. We will definitely make again :)
This is completely and utterly fantastic. The sauce is exactly what you want when you want sesame chicken. In fact, it is so good, I think you could skip the frying and simply grill the marinated chicken and it would still be wonderful! I doubled the sauce and used fresh ginger, otherwise made as directed and served with fried rice.
I tried this a couple of weeks ago and just made it a second time per request. My family loves it. I advise using the Chinese 5 spice, and frying in a mix of peanut and canola oil - it really makes a difference. I used 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar in the sauce because it wasn't sweet enough for us the first time, but my 4 boys like the chicken without any of the sauce as well. I added blanched broccoli and fresh red bell peppers for color and texture just before serving. It was every bit as good as what we eat at restaurants.
This family favorite is restaurant quality for sure! I followed to a tee but used extra garlic & sesame oil. Paired it with brown rice infused w/garlic and chicken broth. This will definitely be on my rotation. Thank you anme for a wonderful 5 star dish!
Delicious! I made this for my family and we devoured it. Its easy to prepare and it tastes just like our favorite restaurant. I really liked the marinade for this dish, really makes it. Thank you for taking the time to figure out the recipe.
Overall this was a pretty good recipe. I didn't have time to marinate the chicken but I didn't feel like it was missing any flavor. Next time I'll either use low sodium soy sauce or cut the regular soy with water, thought it was a bit too salty for my taste. I will probably add a little more honey, we're used to a little bit more sweetness. Other than that, a great recipe!