Sesame Chicken Recipe


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Sesame Chicken Recipe

This Sesame Chicken recipe is spectacular.

 

INGREDIENTS:

4 boneless chicken breasts

Marinade

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 SAUCE:

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

 

Frying

4 cups of peanut oil

 

Serving

3 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds

3 tablespoons of chopped scallions


DIRECTIONS:

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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