House of Golden Dragon Sesame Chicken

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Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 mins
Cook
30 mins

Source: Denny Huynh, House of Golden Dragon, Tucson, Arizona

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. For chicken: Mix garlic powder, egg white, water, 1 teaspoon cornstarch and salt to combine. Marinate chicken 20 minutes.
  2. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of cornstarch to the chicken until it is dry and well-coated. (You may need more or less cornstarch, but make sure the chicken is fully coated and dry; otherwise, it will pop in the oil from the moisture in the marinade.).
  3. Heat oil in pan. Add the chicken pieces, taking care not to crowd the pan and not to overheat oil. You may need to do two batches. Fry chicken pieces until golden brown and drain on paper towels.
  4. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup and chile oil, if using, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until simmering, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  5. Mix 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 2 teaspoons water in a small bowl and add, a bit at a time, to the sauce, stirring to thicken. You may not need to use the entire amount.
  6. Combine chicken with sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Serve with steamed rice.
Most Helpful

5 5

My family though this was great. I think that you could use this as a basic Chinese platform and change a few of the seasoning ingredients to get a variety of tastes. Sub the sesame seeds for some chili pepeers and you'll get a General Tso's chicken that no one will turn their nose up at. Thanks for the post.

4 5

I made this recipe as written and it was delicious! The sauce was sweet without being too much so and I loved the sesame flavor! The next time I make this (and there will be a next time!), I will try adding a little sesame oil to the sauce, some crushed red pepper flakes for a little kick and some steamed veggies. Thanks for posting this great recipe, looneytunesfan!