perfect Sesame Chicken Recipe
Sesame Chicken Recipe
This Sesame Chicken recipe is spectacular!
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 3 drops sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
For the Marinade:
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 1/4 cup of white vinegar
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon of chili paste
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds
- 3 tablespoons of chopped scallions
- Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
- Mix the marinade ingredients (light soy sauce, dry sherry, 3 drops sesame oil, flour, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water, baking powder, baking soda and vegetable oil)
- Soak chicken pieces in the marinade for 30 minutes.
- To prepare the sauce, place 1/2 cup water, chicken broth, white vinegar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, sugar, dark soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, chili paste and garlic in 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.
- Heat peanut oil in a deep skillet over a medium-high heat.
- Add the marinated chicken pieces a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown (about 4-6 minutes).
- Drain chicken pieces on paper towels and then repeat the process with the rest of the chicken pieces.
- 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 it.
- Sprinkle chicken with sesame seeds.
- Sprinkle all with chopped scallions.
- Serve with rice.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
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