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addictive sesame chicken

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Penny Hall
Tucson, AZ

Lots of ingredients, but worth the effort.

(5 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For addictive sesame chicken

  • 2 tblsp soy sauce
  • 1 tblsp dry sherry
  • 1 dash sesame oil
  • 2 tblsp each all-purpose flour and cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp each baking soda & baking powder
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 4 (5 oz) skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 qt vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tblsp soy sauce
  • 2 tblsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp red chile paste (such as thai kitchen r
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tblsp toasted sesame seeds

How To Make addictive sesame chicken

  • 1
    Combine the 2 tablespoons soy sauce, the dry sherry, dash of sesame oil, flour, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water, baking powder, baking soda, and canola oil in a large bowl. Mix well; stir in the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Combine the 1/2 cup water, chicken broth, vinegar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, sugar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, red chili paste, and garlic in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Turn heat to low and keep warm, stirring occasionally. Fry the marinated chicken in batches until cooked through and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Transfer the chicken to a large platter, top with sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cook's Notes Tamari can be used in place of soy sauce, if you desire. For a sweeter sauce, just use 2 tablespoons of vinegar. If you like it tangy, use up to 3/4 cup!

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