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Sesame Chicken

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 2 to 4 1x
  • Category: Main, Poultry
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

20 minutes is all you need to make this delicious and healthier Chinese sesame chicken. Plus, it beats take out any day and costs less to make!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 pound Humane Certified organic chicken, cut into small chunks
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 stalks green onions, finely chopped (optional)

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine or dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons raw organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Place egg and cornstarch in two separate bowls, large enough for dipping.
  2. Take a few pieces of chicken and dip them in egg. Add them to the cornstarch, toss well and set aside on a plate. Repeat until all the chicken pieces are coated.
  3. In a wok or deep skillet over medium high heat, add the vegetable oil and test the temperature of the oil by sprinkling a little corn starch. When the oil is hot – the cornstarch should bubble – add the chicken. Make sure not to overcrowd the pan as this will bring down the temperature of the oil. Do it in separate batches if necessary.
  4. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Flip the chicken halfway through. Turn the heat off and set aside.
  5. In a separate pan, add all the ingredients for the sauce and bring to a boil.
  6. Stir constantly until the sauce bubbles and thickens – about 1 minute. Turn the heat off.
  7. Add the sauce to the chicken and toss well until the chicken pieces are evenly coated.
  8. Transfer to a plate and top with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve immediately.

Notes

Save the leftover sesame chicken in a storage container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 338
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Sodium: 499mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.7g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 28.4g
  • Cholesterol: 135.1mg

Keywords: Chinese chicken stir fry

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