Sesame Chicken
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 whole boneless chicken breasts
  • Marinade
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine or dry sherry
  • a few drops of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Sauce for Sesame Chicken
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 TB dark soy sauce
  • 2 TB sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chili paste, or more if desired
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups peanut oil for deep-frying
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Mix the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.
  3. To prepare the sauce: mix together all of the sauce ingredients.
  4. Pour them into a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  5. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken.
  6. To deep-fry the chicken: add the marinated chicken pieces a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remainder of the chicken.
  8. Just before you are finished deep-frying, bring the sauce back up to a boil.
  9. Place the chicken on a large platter and pour the sauce over.
  10. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  11. Serve the Sesame Chicken with fried rice.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Source: Bean/ CK boards