Amy's Sweet & Spicy Roasted Garlic Sesame Chicken

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Amy Herald

By
@Meave

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Amy's Sweet & Spicy Roasted Garlic Sesame Chicken

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.

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About Amy's Sweet & Spicy Roasted Garlic Sesame Chicken

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




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