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Monday, April 16, 2012

Sesame Chicken

Adapted from here
Sesame chicken is a very popular restaurant dish. This week for our weekly game of Cantan I made this for our lunch. I also made Kung Pao Pork which I will post soon. This dish was really good, not to sweet and when I make it again, which I will, I will add more carrots.


3 whole boneless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon white wine
a few drops of sesame oil
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water (you will need more water as this cooks)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Sauce for Sesame Chicken:
1/2 cup water
1 cup chicken broth
1/8 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
2 TB soy sauce
2 TB sesame oil
1 tsp chili paste, or more if desired
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (see below how to toast)
1 carrot sliced thin
1/2 onion sliced
about 1/2 - 1 cup oil for frying

*To toast the sesame seeds place in a dry fry pan over medium heat and cook until golden brown, stirring to be sure they don't over cook.*

Directions for Sesame Chicken: Toast the sesame seeds and set aside.

Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Mix the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.

To prepare the sauce: mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Pour them into a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken.
To deep-fry the chicken: add the marinated chicken pieces a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remainder of the chicken.
Saute the onion and carrots in a bit of the leftover oil and then put atop the chicken.

Just before you are finished deep-frying, bring the sauce back up to a boil.
Place the chicken on a large platter and pour the sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve the Sesame Chicken with rice. Enjoy
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