Friday, May 11, 2012

Sesame Chicken



In Seattle I grew up eating Almond fried chicken and when I moved to New York City I learned quickly that it is not on the menu at an Chinese restaurant. I soon then fell in love with General Tso Chicken. However, my kids don't like it anything spicy so we often order Sesame Chicken. If you have been following my blog you know how and why I barely order out. I have learned to make my own Chinese food favorites through many trial and errors. I found this recipe after googling Sesame Chicken. I liked what I watched on the video and decided to give it a try. My husband LOVED it and so did my kids. He made me promise to put it on my blog. He likes just about everything I make but when he couldn't stop talking about it I knew this was a winner.

Tips to for this recipe is to cut chicken in bite size pieces and egg and let sit in fridge. Also make sauce earlier and keep in fridge. These two tips make it much easier when cooking so you are not bogged down with so much at one time. 

Ingredients

1/4 Cup chicken stock
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon hoison sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoon chili sauce
1/4 cup chopped scallion
1 lb chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
3 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon ginger minced
1 egg
1 cup of flour
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup peanut oil
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Directions

In a medium bowl mix together first 7 ingredients and set aside.

In a medium pot heat oil until 375 degrees. In a medium bowl blend egg with fork and add cut up chicken to it. make sure chicken is covered in egg and then add each piece to another bowl with flour. dredge in flour and then add to oil that is ready for frying. Make sure it gets browned on all sides and then remove from oil and drain on paper towel. You will work in batches. 

Once all the chicken is fried add a little oil from the pot to a large skillet and heat on high. add onion and cook 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add the sauce you set aside and let it thicken a bit and bubble to a quick boil. Then add fried chicken and makes sure completely coated and warmed through about 1 minute add a sprinkle of sesame seeds.  Serve over rice and enjoy. Let me know what you think. 





42 comments:

  1. I sure does look like a winner! I make our own take-out Chinese too and I can't wait to try your sesame chicken. Thank you for sharing, Andrea!

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  2. One of my faves! Looks super yummy!

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  3. Yumm, I also would eat Chinese every night if my wallet let me. This is a bookmark for me :)

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  4. Home made proper Chinese. I'm impressed! A.

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  5. Yum I love sesame chicken and here in Israel we dont have any chinese take out so looks like I will be trying this!

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  6. Hi Andrea! Your Sesame Chicken looks so APPETIZING! I love sesame chicken and whenever I eat it, I always eat too much. There must be something addictive in the recipes, don't you think? Great post.

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  7. When I was young my mother had me bussing tables at her friends Chinese restaurant and being that I am half Chinese I had never really eaten out at a Chinese place. I remember looking through the menu and not recognizing most things on there. My mother told me the food was catered to non Chinese people. I was in awe and remember having mongolian beef, general taos chicken, sesame chicken and sweet and sour pork! I was in heaven LOL! I love this type of Chinese food although I hardly ever eat it and eat more traditional dishes at home. But I'm totally going to make this sesame chicken it sounds awesome... now I'm totally craving Chinese take out!

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  8. This looks yummy especially with plain white rice. You can really taste the flavours of the chicken : )

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  9. this looks awesome! definitely want to try this!

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  10. This looks so yummy...will definitely try it out.

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  11. I just had Chinese take-out yesterday too! But this looks way better! Can't wait to try this particular take on this recipe!

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  12. This looks delicious with sesame ....

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  13. This is a favorite of my son - I am copying the recipe so i can learn to make it! Thanks (:

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  15. This one looks great too!! I will try this one soon and let you know how it turns out! Thanks

    Linds

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    1. Great. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

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  16. Hi, Wow, I have been going down your past posts and everything looks good. I love barbecue, smoking and grilling, but in the winter I enjoy trying my hand at new recipes in the kitchen. I am your newest follower #310. Your recipes must be good, how could that many followers be wrong. Please accept my warm invitation to visit my blog, and hopefully you will want to follow me too.
    I was born and raised in Seattle, do not live there any more, but I didn't move as far as New York. That's about as far as you can go and still be in the USA. I just moved over the mountains to the sunny side of the state (I'm not as brave as you). Hope to hear for you and see you on my list. Steve

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    1. Thanks for checking me out. I just went to your blog and am now following you as well.

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  17. I enjoy chinese food every once in a while too. My favorite is sweet and sour chicken but sesame chicken is a close second...i am saving this to try soon :)

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  18. I'm doing great on my low-carb diet but I am beginning to get bored with the same ole same ole. Got any recipes that are low carb and also taste good? I would definitely really appreciate them!.
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  19. Hi!

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    Today there's a new month and a new theme. I really hope you'd like to join again!

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    XX

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  20. Hi ,

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  21. Yum! This looks great! I would love to try a baked version. Great idea! Pinning this now!

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  22. Hi, this looks so good, Yum! I'm going to have to try it. I see that Steve over at Woodworkin' & Good Eats is one of your followers. Have you checked out his motorcycle rocking horse. Very cool! Have a great day, Connie :)

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  23. Your sesame chicken looks perfect! It's one of my favorites. I'm betting this is better than take-out!

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  24. This looks really great! I love Asian food and miss New York so much because of the wide array of delicious foods that can be found there. Think I'll try this. Leslie

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  25. Sesame chicken sounds so good right now, but I haven't heard of almond chicken.

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  26. We make our own take out, so we can control the sodium. Your sesame chicken looks so good, I can just taste it now.

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  27. Your blog is an inspiration,Andrea! I've passed on an award to you. Pls check it out at my space. Joyful cooking!

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  28. This looks so yummy ... I love chicken, that would go perfectly with curry sauce.

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  29. Sesame Chicken is my favorite to order at our local Chinese place. Thanks for the recipe. Pinning!

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    1. Thanks for pinning. Let me know if you like it.

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  30. Making this tonight for dinner!! My husband is half Chinese and half Thai so I am always looking for good Thai or Chinese recipes for him to try:]
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. I hope you like it. Let me know how it turns out.

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  31. I made this tonight and was a little afraid of the whole deep frying the chicken part of this - but yay, I didn't burn the house down! I doubled the sauce (I might even quadruple it next time, because we like sauce) and I'm toying with the idea of using apple cider vinegar, just to see what happens. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  32. I love that idea. Let me know how the apple cider changes it.

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  33. Where does the ginger come in? It's on the ingredient list however it doesn't mention at what stage it comes into play.
    Thanks!

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    1. Sorry about that. I think because the day I made it I was out of ginger so I didn't add it. I just fixed the recipe and I would add it when you add the onion and garlic. Thanks for letting me know. If you make it please let me know what you think.

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  34. Looking so yummy Andrea, love it!!

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