Family Favorite Sesame Chicken

"A few months ago I made this great sesame chicken that my mother and I loved.... problem was it was one of those dinners where I added a little of this... a little of that.... and could not for the life of me remember what on earth I put in it!! So after months of tinkering in the kitchen I FINALLY came up with the recipe last night, and wrote down all the ingredients!! Enjoy!"
 
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Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
20
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine chicken ingredients except cornstarch and let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and toss in cornstarch then cook chicken in hot oil on the stove top until cooked thru. Remove from pan and keep warm in oven while making the sauce.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients EXCEPT cornstarch in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over med. heat.
  • Mix cornstarch with a little water (about 1/4 cup) in a cup until disolved then slowly add to the sauce mixture on the stove and heat until thickened to you liking.
  • Add chicken to sauce on the stove until heated thru.
  • Remove and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions and finally enjoy!

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Reviews

  1. Ck2plz
    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:)
     
  2. TishT
    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 :)
     
  3. tiger6761
    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.
     
  4. stonecoldcrazy
    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.
     
  5. Marie Nixon
    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.
     
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Tweaks

  1. SweetCooking
    I added a little more honey to make the sauce a little thicker and sweet and it was fantastic!
     
  2. Christina S.
    Made this with the half the amount of Chinese Five Spice powder and it was all we could taste. The flavor of anise is one of my least favorites of all time. Just an FYI for others that dislike this flavor. Next time I will omit this ingredient. Other than that I think this is a winner.
     
  3. nmj
    Very good dish! I did not have the 5 spice powder so I used ground ginger instead. Served over white rice with some steamed broccoli on the side.
     

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