Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sesame Chicken

This sesame chicken has the perfect blend of ingredients to make this savory and so good. Simple meal to make, just make some rice on the side and your finished. No need for takeout after you make this. Enjoy!!!


1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons cornstarch, divided
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 scallion, thinly sliced

For The Marinade:

1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, from 1 large orange
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 Tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more if desired to taste
1/4 teaspoon finely diced ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. For The Marinate: Combine the chicken broth, orange juice, sugar, white vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, orange zest, Sriracha, ginger and pepper in a large bowl and whisk together until all is combined.
2. In a large ziploc bag or large bowl combine the chicken and 2/3 cup of the marinate, then marinade for at least 30 minutes, turning the bag occasionally, then discard the marinade.
3. Heat the remaining marinade in a saucepan over medium high heat, bring to a bowl and whisk in 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with 2 Tablespoons of water (make a slurry) then add to saucepan, cook, whisking frequently about 2-3 minutes until thickened and keep warm on low.
4. Working one a a time, dredge the chicken into the remaining 1 cup of cornstarch, make sure to coat evenly.
5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan, working in small batches, add chicken to oil and cook until all sides are golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
6. Immediately after chicken is all cooked place in the marinade and stir gently to coat all of the pieces. Place on a platter and drizzle the rest of the marinate that is left after tossing, garnish with scallion and sesame seeds and serve. Enjoy!!!!

Recipe From:damdelicous.com

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