Easy Sesame Chicken

by Sheryl

One of our favorite options for a recipe that’s not as spicy as General Tso’s Chicken is that of a Panda Express Orange Chicken or a Sweet and Sour Chicken. There are a few recipes that you will find. Some versions without breading are healthier while others are fried, and this is the Chinese classic mall food. Because there are so many different versions, some other options can be exceeded. This version, however, is the best, especially if you relive your childhood mall food court.

This Easy Sesame Chicken is so easy that you are tempted to throw out menus. The delicious sauce only has some ingredients, which can be held together indefinitely (maintain your ginger in the freezer). You know, you just need some sesame chicken now like that. Oh, and this take-out fake-out sesame chicken is also good for your weekly meal prep. I love pairing my Easy Sesame chicken with rice jasmine and some steamed broccoli.

Ingredients:

For Sesame Chicken Sauce:

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds

For Tempura Batter:

1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup flour
2 egg whites
1/2 cup cold seltzer water

For Chicken:

1 lb chicken thighs boneless and skinless
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic
vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions:

1. Add the ingredients together to make the sauce mix all the ingredients in one piece and prepare the batter.

2. Add to the batter the chicken pieces and cover while warming to 350 degrees, adding the chicken to the oil in batches, fry until it is golden brown.

3. Add the salami oil into the pan and add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds in a large wok or skillet.

4. Fill in the sauce and chicken quickly and serve immediately with sesame seeds.

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