Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sesame Chicken


Better late than never, right?

I have had this recipe written down in my purse for about 2 weeks now and finally after some persuading from a friend, sat down to blog it (is blog a verb?). Anywho...

Mr.ShoeFanatic has been dying to cook Asian food in our household so one Friday, I let him loose in the Asian aisle and let his creative juices flow!

INGREDIENTS:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Seasoning (salt, pepper, Chinese five spice)
Vegetable oil
1 batch sesame chicken sauce (recipe below)
1/4 c sesame seeds, toasted

SESAME CHICKEN SAUCE:
1 c sugar
1/4 c corn starch
1/2 c water
1 c chicken broth
2 T soy sauce
2 T sesame oil
1/8 c rice wine vinegar
1 t chili paste
1 clove garlic, minced

Cut chicken into strips and season well. Dredge in corn starch and fry in oil until cooked through and crispy. About 4 minutes total.

TO MAKE SAUCE:
Bring all sauce ingredients to a boil, making sure to whisk out all the lumps. Reduce heat to simmer for about 5 minutes.

TO SERVE:
Plate chicken, drizzle with sauce, top with sesame seeds. Enjoy!


VERDICT:
Oh, this was soooo num yummy! It was very, very close to the chicken we get from the Chinese place down the street only much lighter. I really enjoyed it and it can't wait for Mr.SF to make it again!

SERVED WITH
Veggie Lo Mein

SOURCE:
Chinese Food DIY

1 comment:

  1. We LOVE sesame chicken in my house - delicious!

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