Awesome Sesame Chicken

Awesome Sesame Chicken created by Peter J

People love this sesame chicken. It tastes as close to the restaurant version as I think you can get. It is from about.com I found this a couple of years ago on that site, and BF requests it a tleast 2-3 times a month. it really is great, and although there are a lot of ingredients, it's basically simple to prepare.

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  • Cut the chicken into small, approximately 1-inch cubes.
  • Add the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for at least 20 minutes.
  • While the chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce.
  • Mix together all of the sauce ingredients except for the green onion.
  • Pour them into a small pot and bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down to a low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken.
  • Heat oil for deep-frying.
  • When the oil is ready, add the marinated chicken a few pieces at a time, sliding them into oil carefully, and not to overcrowd.
  • Deepfry until golden brown.
  • Remove the cooked chicken pieces from the oil and drain on paper towels.
  • Repeat with the remainder of the chicken.
  • Just before you are finished deep-frying, bring the sauce back up to a boil.
  • Mix in the green onion.
  • Place the chicken on a large platter and pour sauce over.
  • Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
  • Serve over rice.
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"People love this sesame chicken. It tastes as close to the restaurant version as I think you can get. It is from about.com I found this a couple of years ago on that site, and BF requests it a tleast 2-3 times a month. it really is great, and although there are a lot of ingredients, it's basically simple to prepare."

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  1. Mr. D
    Lovely, with a lot of flavor (I added some Szechuan peppers) But the basic recipe is easy and I combined it with an Asian eggplant recipe (as a side dish) served over rice. Great!
  2. mommyoffour
    Delicious. DD and I made this last night for dinner and we enjoyed it very much. The chicken fried up really nice with the marinade. The only thing I did differently was after the chicken was made I drained the oil and but the sauce ingredients into the wok, heated it up with a slurry of cornstarch and water and thickened it up. I then added the meat, mixed it up and then topped with toasted sesame seeds. Great recipe, thank you for sharing with us.
  3. DesiRay
    I have made this for my family several times and we absolutely love it! Whenever I get a Chinese food craving this is my go to recipe. Thank you for posting!
  4. Orangemily
    Made this for dinner tonight. It was excellent! I can't wait to make it again and really perfect it.
  5. Peter J
    Awesome indeed! Chicken was tender on the inside with a great crispness and flavor on the crust. The sauce was beautiful as well and a perfect consistency. Only change I made was to stir the sesame seeds through the sauce rather than use as a garnish, just a personal preference because I like them better once they've taken up a little moisture. We really enjoyed this served along with some fried rice I cooked in the wok after leaving just a little of the peanut oil after cooking the chicken.
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