Amy's Sweet & Spicy Roasted Garlic Sesame Chicken

Amy Herald

By
@Meave

I love sesame chicken! This stuff is such a treat! A little sweet and a little spicy!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

THE CHICKEN

3-4
chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch strips
1 1/2 c
flour
1/2 c
cornstarch
3 Tbsp
sesame seeds
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
milk
1
egg
oil for deep frying

THE SAUCE

2
heads roasted garlic, cooled
1 medium
onion, minced
2 Tbsp
sesame oil
2 Tbsp
crushed pineapple
1/4 c
water
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 c
pineapple juice
1/4 c
soy sauce
1
juice from 1/2 lemon
3 tsp
rice vinegar
1 Tbsp
rice wine
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper, more for extra spicy
extra sesame seeds for garnishing
2 Tbsp
cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp. water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Squeeze out the roasted garlic and mash. Saute onion in sesame oil until it caramelizes, add roasted garlic and cook 1 more minute to release flavor. Add pineapple,1/4 cup water and brown sugar, cook until sugar is melted.
2
Combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, lemon juice, rice vinegar, rice wine and cayenne pepper with garlic mixture. Stir occasionally until mixture boils. Reduce heat and simmer for 1/2 hour or until sauce has reduced by half and is thick and syrupy. If sauce is thin, mix 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch mixed with 2 Tbsp. water and stir into sauce over medium-high heat until it reaches the consistency of a thick syrup.
3
Mix together flour, cornstarch, salt, and sesame seeds in a dish, set aside. Mix in a second dish milk and egg. Dip chicken in milk mixture and roll in flour mixture. Deep fry in hot oil until browned and fully cooked, drain on paper towels.
4
Toss sauce with fried chicken strips.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese