Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sesame Chicken

I really enjoy some chinese food. Most times I would perfer to go to the local chinese buffet or call up a resturant to get my fix. However there the times I just want to spend the time in the kitchen. Especially if my little girls want to help me cook. They enjoy being in the kitchen sitting on the counter helping stiring or adding spices to the pan. Here is a recipe for some great Sesame Chicken that is just as good or better than the resturant. Enjoy!

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon dry sherry
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed

1 cup chicken broth
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon chile paste
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water

1 quart of oil for frying
2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds
Sift flour, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, baking soda, and baking powder into a bowl. Pour in low-sodium soy sauce, sherry, 2 tablespoons water, vegetable oil, and a dash of sesame oil; stir until smooth. Stir in chicken until coated with the batter, then cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring chicken broth, sugar, vinegar, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, chile paste, and garlic to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.

Dissolve 1/4 cup cornstarch into 1/2 cup of water, and stir into boiling sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens and turns clear, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and keep sauce warm.

Heat olive oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to a temperature of 375 degrees F. Drop in the battered chicken pieces, a few at a time, and fry until they turn golden brown and float to the top of the oil, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. To serve, place fried chicken pieces onto a serving platter, and pour the hot sauce overtop. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds to garnish


Summer said...

i love your recipes and your photos!! love the name of your blog too! i think you should get out of graphic design business and become a full time chef! good luck.

Bryan said...

Thank you for the compliment. I will always love graphic arts. But ihave always loved cooking more.