Golden Sesame Chicken With Ginger Dressing

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Marinade
  • 3
    large egg whites (sometimes I just use two eggs)
  • 14
  • 2
    tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1
    teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1
    scallion, finely chopped
  • 1
    lb raw chicken breast (cut into bite-size pieces, but you can make them larger if you want, I'm not going to force you)
  • Ginger Dressing
  • 2
    tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 14
  • 2
    tablespoons dry sherry (drinking, not cooking)
  • 1
    teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1
    teaspoon sesame oil
  • 12
    teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 2
    scallions, finely chopped
  • 1
    lemon, juice of (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1
    orange, juice of (about 1/4 cup)
  • Sesame Coating
  • 4
    tablespoons sesame seeds, mixed with 4 tablespoons black sesame seeds (don't drive yourself crazy getting the black seeds, just double the white ones)
  • 14
  • 1
    lb fresh spinach, washed, dried, and stems removed
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare the marinade first:.
  • Combine egg whites, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and scallion. Whisk together until frothy.
  • Add the chicken and marinate, refrigerated, 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Ginger Dressing:.
  • Combine the ginger, soy sauce, sherry, garlic, sesame oil, chili flakes, scallions, lemon juice and orange juice in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside while preparing the chicken.
  • Sesame coating:.
  • Mix the two types of seeds together. That's it.
  • Cooking the chicken:.
  • Drain the excess liquid from the chicken and dip them in the sesame seed coating, covering them completely on all sides.
  • Place the chicken pieces on a tray in the refrigerator about 30 minutes before cooking to allow the coating to dry.
  • This would be a good time to start preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat the canola oil in a heavy pan.
  • Saute chicken on each side until crispy on the outside. Use tongs to turn them.
  • Transfer them to a cookie sheet (I cover the sheet with parchment paper first) and place in the oven 3 minutes to make sure they are fully cooked in the center. (Yes, you preheated an oven for all of 3 minutes baking. Do you want salmonella? Just do it!).
  • Serve the chicken nuggets on a bed of raw spinach leaves and drizzle the Ginger Dressing over the top or put in a bowl to serve on a platter.
  • You can thank me later.
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