Chinese Honey Sesame Chicken

I used to be intimidated by cooking Asian food at home, but like I told you before, I conquered my fear of special ingredients in Thai food. I also used to be nervous about deep frying on my own and so that leaves out a lot of Asian dishes. Well, I’m here to exuberantly exclaim that those fears are conquered. I love deep frying now! This is one of the first dishes I tried and it’s not only easy but tastes seriously just like something from a Chinese restaurant.
Sesame Chicken–via Blog Chef
(Makes 4 servings)
Ingredients:

1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1” chunks)
Oil (for deep frying)

Batter-
4 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup water
½ teaspoon 
salt
1 egg
1 egg white

Sauce-
1 ½ tablespoons oil
2 teaspoon ginger (minced)
3 tablespoons garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
½ cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch (mixed with 1 teaspoon water)
Sesame seeds (for garnish)


Cooking Instructions:
Step 1: In a large bowl mix all batter ingredients together until smooth. Cover and allow the batter to site for at least 30 minutes. Add the chicken to the batter tossing to coat.

Step 2: Heat oil. Fry chicken bits in patches for 2 minutes or until batter becomes firm. Drain on paper towels.

Step 3: To make the sauce. Heat 1 ½ tablespoons of oil in your wok. Add garlic and ginger and stir fry for 30 seconds.  Add salt, honey, vinegar, and water. Mix well. Combine 1 teaspoon of water with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Add to the sauce and Simmer for 2 minutes.

Step 4: Coat chicken with the sauce and garnish with sesame seeds. Serve with white rice.

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6 thoughts on “Chinese Honey Sesame Chicken

  1. Hi Carissa,
    We just love Sesame Chicken and your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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