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

Step-By-Step

1Squeeze 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.
2Combine 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.
3Mix 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.
4Toss sauce with fried chicken strips.

About this Recipe

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