Awesome Sesame Chicken
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.
- Ready In:
- 3 whole boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cooking wine or 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 3 -5 drops sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons dark soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 green onion, thinly slice
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 3 1⁄2 - 4 cups peanut oil (for frying)
- 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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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.
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.