I have had a lot of luck finding and tweaking Chinese recipes of all our favorite restaurant style/take out Chinese meals. But there was one that has always eluded me. I have tried a handful of Sesame Chicken recipes and it just never turned out how we liked. I finally tried this recipe and hit the Sesame Chicken jackpot! We serve it over our favorite fried rice. Yummy!
4 Chicken Breast, trimmed and diced into bite size pieces
CornstarchVegetable Oil for frying
For the Sauce:
¾ cup honey
¾ cup soy sauce
½ cup ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup rice wine vinegar
1 t sesame oil
1 TBSP minced Garlic
Sesame Seeds for garnish
Coat bite sized chicken pieces in cornstarch and stick them back in the fridge while you prepare the sauce. The cornstarch needs to have time to adhere to to the chicken. Next mix all of your sauce ingredients except for the Sesame Seeds and set aside. After your chicken has been in the cornstarch coating at least 20 minutes, pour Veg oil about an inch deep in a large skillet over medium high heat. You will need to fry your
chicken in small batches to keep the pan from overcrowding. I do mine in 4 batches. Lightly Brown Chicken. Drain Chicken on a paper towel and pour off any excess oil from the pan. Add the Chicken back to the pan and pour the sauce you made over the top. Bring to a hard boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over fried rice! :-)
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<3 Aunt Bee