SPICY SESAME CHICKEN (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Another classic Asian recipe that is delicious and easy to make. There are many recipes for Sesame chicken available, and they all pretty much use the same ingredients. I've jazzed this one up a bit by adding the peppers, but you can easily eliminate them without sacrificing the taste of the dish.

Enjoy.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
2 to 4 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

SAUCE INGREDIENTS

6 Tbsp
honey
4 Tbsp
ketchup
3 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1 Tbsp
brown sugar (preferably dark)
2 Tbsp
white vinegar
3 Tbsp
soy sauce
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
granulated or powder garlic
1 Tbsp
water
2 Tbsp
corn starch

OTHER INGREDIENTS

3 or 4
boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp
cooking oil
6 Tbsp
flour
1 large
egg
3 Tbsp
corn starch
1 c
toasted sesame seeds
3 or 4 small
xian or dried red chile peppers (optional)

FOR SERVING

3 TO 4 c
cooked steamed rice
3 to 4 medium
chopped green onions (optional)
12 oz
steamed broccoli

Step-By-Step

1TO MAKE SAUCE:
2Place honey, ketchup, both sugars, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and garlic powder in a mixing bowl and whisk together until well blended.
3PREPARATION:
4Dice partially frozen chicken breasts into 1-1/2" cubes and set aside in glass bowl.
5Sift flour into a shallow bowl and set aside
6Lightly beat egg in separate shallow bowl and set aside
7Place cornstarch in separate shallow bowl and set aside.
8Set all 3 bowls in a line, eggs first, then flour, then cornstarch.

Dip chicken pieces in egg,
Then dip in flour, turning to lightly coat all over.
Last dip in the cornstarch, turning to lightly coat all over.

Place chicken pieces on parchment paper or cutting board in a single layer as you dip.
9Heat oil over medium heat in a large heavy skillet.

When oil is shimmering, add chicken and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until cooked through and crispy light brown.

Stir often while cooking to insure even cooking.
10When chicken is cooked, add the sauce and chile peppers to the skillet and bring to a boil.

Whisk 1 tablespoon water and 2 tablespoons corn starch together in a small bowl until cornstarch dissolves and forms a paste.

Add to sauce mixture in skillet, and stir until sauce thickens.
11Remove from heat and stir in sesame seeds and green onions.

Serve over steamed rice with broccoli on the side

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy