Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe
The Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe provides a delicious take on the classic dish, featuring crispy chicken pieces coated in a flavorful sesame sauce. The process begins with marinating bite-sized chicken pieces in a mixture of chicken bouillon powder, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, and white pepper. This imparts a rich depth of flavor to the chicken, enhancing its taste and tenderness. The chicken is left to marinate for 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse.
For the batter, a mixture of flour, baking powder, baking soda, water, cornstarch, and vegetable oil is prepared. This batter provides a crispy and light coating for the chicken pieces during frying. It’s worth noting that store-bought tempura powder can also be used as an alternative.
The sauce, a crucial component of the dish, is a blend of honey, sugar, ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce, and optional chili paste for a spicy kick. This mixture balances sweetness, tanginess, and a touch of heat, creating a well-rounded flavor profile.
To cook the chicken, vegetable oil is heated in a wok over medium-high heat. The marinated chicken pieces are coated with the batter or tempura mix and then deep-fried until they achieve a golden brown, crispy exterior. They are then removed and set on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.
In the same wok, a tablespoon of oil is left, and minced garlic is fried until it turns brown, infusing the sauce with a savory aroma. The sauce mixture is then added and heated until it reaches a boil. The fried chicken is reintroduced and mixed well over low heat, allowing the flavors to meld together. The heat is turned off, and chopped green onions are added for a fresh and aromatic touch.
Finally, the dish is garnished with sesame seeds, adding a nutty and visually appealing element. The Chinese Sesame Chicken is served hot and pairs perfectly with rice, offering a restaurant-quality dining experience in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Marinate the chicken
|2 breasts about 1lb (900 gram) of chicken cut the meat to bite site
|1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon powder
|1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil
|1 teaspoon of soy sauce
|1 tablespoon of rice wine or sherry
|Dash of white pepper
|Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes.
For the batter
|1/2 cup of flour
|1 teaspoon of baking powder
|½ teaspoon of baking soda
|2/3 cup of water (adjusts water to thick or thins the batter)
|4 tablespoon of cornstarch
|1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
|Mix everything in a bowl and set aside. (I use store bought tempura powder)
For the sauce
|3 tablespoon of honey
|2 tablespoon of sugar
|2 tablespoon of ketchup
|1 tablespoon of vinegar
|1 tablespoon of soy sauce
|1 teaspoon of chili paste for spicy (optional)
|Mix them all in a bowl and set aside.
Directions to make Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe
- Add 3 cup of vegetable oil in a wok and turn the heat to medium high,
- Take the marinate chicken and coat it with batter or tempura mix.
- Deep fry the chicken for 4 minutes or till golden brown, take the chicken out and set it on paper towel.
- In the same work leave 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the garlic till brown
- Add the sauce mix heat it till boiling
- Add the cook chicken mix well on low heat
- Turn the heat off add green onion
- Garnish your chicken with sesame seeds
Serve with rice
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Serving Size: 2
Calories Per Serving: 769