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I'm Asian but for my boyfriend, he prefers a more American route to Oriental dishes. So we tried General Tso's (http://www.food.com/recipe/super-easy-general-tso-chicken-148303) and we loved it. Everyone who tried it was asking for the recipe. With such success, we thought we'd try another. I love making sesame beef, but we found this recipe. He and I like to test the sauce before committing to it by adding the chicken. I took a taste of it (and mind you, these sort of tastes should be right up my alley) and I absolutely lost all my appetite. We ended up taking the chicken we fried and just eating chicken nuggets because we were both so disappointed and disgusted. I STRONGLY suggest using much less soy sauce. These portions for sauce are rather ridiculous. Even my boyfriend who loves to eat anything couldn't put himself through another taste test. It was a waste of delicious honey. It was a waste of time. I wouldn't try this again.
A very good recipe. My tongue was dry a little from the high sodium. I will make it again, just need to cut back on soy sauce a little. Thanks!
Mmmm"!!! this is a very good recipe, believe it or not I cut it down to one serving and it worked out just fine, and nothing was lost as sometimes happens when you cut a recipe down. I was looking for something healthy and quick for dinner, I am cooking for one at the moment and this was just perfect. I used ready cooked chicken breast I had in the freezer all chopped up so I just took out what I needed and I stir fried some veg and wholewheat noodles. It was fantastic This is one recipe that I will definitely be making again, and its better than anything you get at the takeaway Chinese where we live. Thank you for a great recipe.
Yummy! The family, including three picky children, gobbled it down. Next time I'll double the sauce for more flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Really yummy! Great alternative to Chinese takeout. I didn't have cornstarch so I used 2 tbs whole wheat flour, the sauce was the perfect consistency and the chicken was nice and moist. Thanks!
Unbelieveable!! This was so easy to make and low in fat an calories...my family loved it. Only thing I added was garlic powder...to taste...and def use fresh ginger...I ground mine up and it was amazing!! I doubled the sauce too. Serve with brown rice for a great meal.
This recipe is FABULOUS! Made it exactly as stated in the recipe (using the sesame oil) and I wouldn't change a thing! Thank you so much for such a great recipe! I can't wait to try it with beef, shrimp and/or pork!
Wow, this was soooooo good! I have several very good Chinese type recipes in my file, and my husband ( a take out addict ) said this was my best yet. It was so easy, worth making over and over. I added carrots, celery, and bell peppers to the chicken before I added the sauce, it was almost like Kung Pao Chicken. The sauce was perfect, not too thick not too thin. The adults added extra red pepper flakes to their bowls to up the spice, made as directed it was just warm. Great.
I substituted the 1 cup of water with 1/2 OJ and 1/2 Water...Very simple to make and very delicious (topped it over jasmine rice). My very picky 13 year old son had a craving for Sesame Chix from the Chinese Restaurant and I was able to convince him that this was healthier and delicious;) Thanks for the great recipe.
I made this for my mom when I was recently in Florida visiting and she loved it. I served it over brown rice. It is so easy and gluten free (using gluten free soy sauce), and it is not fried. We had leftover turkey meat so I made a double batch of sauce and poured it over the heated meat, and then simmered it for a while to thicken it. It was fabulous! The turkey meat was so moist and delicious. One of the best recipes I have made. My family likes this one, and I make it quite often, instead of going out and risking gluten in my food.
This one is a keeper! Thanks so much for posting the recipe!
I Also wanted to add that when I make this, I use half soy sauce and half sesame oil for the full amount of soy sauce. I love sesame oil in this, it adds perfect flavor, very authentic.
Thanks for posting this! Great recipe!