Today’s Recipe of the Day: Sweet & Spicy Sesame Chicken!
If you are a Chinese food fan, you should try this recipe! Sesame chicken is a great recipe for both adults and kids because it’s basically like chicken nuggets with a little sauce! If your kids don’t like spicy food you can leave out the heat in the recipe or just serve it to them without the sauce.
This recipe is a little more involved than more normal recipes but if you want sesame chicken that badly, you will make it happen! It’s really not complicated, just quite a few ingredients and a little bit of time involved.
- Chicken Breading Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat cut into small pieces (cubes)
- Sesame Sauce Ingredients:
- 1 Can Chicken broth
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
- 1 tsp chili paste or your heat of choice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- olive oil for frying
- Toasted sesame seeds
- Rice for pairing
- Mix all the chicken breading ingredients together (dry ingredients first, mix, then add the rest) and cover the chicken well. Then heat up a frying pan with about 1 cup olive oil and fry each piece of chicken til browned and cooked through. Drain on a paper towel.
- Meanwhile mix sauce ingredients minus cornstarch in a saucepan on the stovetop. Bring to a boil, then mix the cornstarch with a little water and add to thicken...add it slowly till you reach desired thickness. Turn heat to low until the chicken is done.
- When chicken and sauce are both done, combine in a bowl and toss. Top with toasted sesame seeds
- Serve over rice.
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