Thursday, May 30, 2013

Honey Sesame Chicken

I always get sesame chicken at Chinese buffets, but inevitably get disappointed when I end up eating nothing but batter and no chicken. 
Added some mushroom green beans as a side

This recipe isn't hard to make (you just have to cook it small batches since it's so much tastier eaten fresh), and best of all, you actually eat real chicken. It turns out so tender and the sauce is the star - perfectly sweet. From My Kitchen Snippets.

I only wish I could have toasted the sesame seeds
Ingredients 
Marinade:
3 chicken breasts - cubed
4 tbsp of light soy sauce
4 tbsp of cooking wine
2 tbsp of sesame oil
2 tsp of sugar

2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp cornstarch
Salt & pepper to taste

Sauce:
8 tbsp of sweet chili sauce
6 tbsp of tomato ketchup
6 tbsp of honey (depend on how sweet you want)
3 tbsp of oyster sauce
4 tbsp of light soy sauce
3-4 tbsp water (dilute to desired consistency)
toasted sesame seed

Directions
Marinate chicken with soy sauce, wine, sugar, sesame oil, salt and pepper and set it aside for at least an hour. Just before frying mix the 2 type of flour together and mix it into the chicken.

Prepare oil for frying. Fry chicken until golden brown, dish out and drain the oil in paper towel. Remove all the oil from the pan.

Mix all the sauce ingredients together and pour it back into the pan. Bring it up to a boil and let the sauce thicken a bit.

Add in the chicken and toss it gently until the chicken are evenly coated with the sauce. Sprinkle the sesame seeds to the chicken.

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