Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 3- 4 boneless chicken breasts cut into serving size.

Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 drops sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 rice wine vinegar (you can add more or less, it should not be too sour)
  • 1 cup sugar (you can add more or less, balance the taste. It should not be too sweet)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (or more)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • Cooking oil for deep frying
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 stalk green scallion, chopped

Preparation:

  1. Wash, pat dry and cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Mix the marinade ingredients.
  3. Marinate the chicken for 20-39 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce

– In a medium bowl. Mix together all of the sauce ingredients “EXCEPT THE VINEGAR AND SUGAR).
– “This is the tricky part”. Using a spoon, slowly adding the vinegar and sugar mix until you achieve the desire taste. Remember! You can always add or cut down.
– Set aside when you achieved the taste.

  1. Deep fry the marinated chicken cubes a few at a time until golden brown.
  2. Drain on paper towels. You can cover the fried chicken with aluminum foil or place it on the warm oven while continue frying.
  3. Last, get a wok (if you have any) or deep frying pan.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  5. Sautee garlic until golden brown.
  6. Add the sauce, cook, until slightly thicken. If you think your sauce is too runny then you can always add more cornstarch by diluting it first with water.
  7. Add the fried chicken. Stir.
  8. Add toasted sesame.
  9. Sprinkle the green scallion.