By Simbooker on the 26th June 2019
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Delicious, juicy, moist and flavourful Sesame Chicken coated with the most delicious sauce.
I first had Sesame Chicken at a Chinese restaurant in New Jersey. This was during the time I had first tried General Tso's and thought that it had a similar taste, except sesame chicken was sprinkled with sesame seeds and had a more intense sesame taste.
I have given this staple Chinese American dish a new twist and a revamp.
SESAME CHICKEN RECIPE
FOR THE SAUCE
1 DSP of sesame oil, 2 tbs soy sauce, 1 tbs of hoisin sauce, 1 tsp salt, 3 tbs sugar, 2 tbs of rice wine vinegar,
1 sachet of plum sauce, 2 tbs of garlic paste, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/4 cup of chicken stock, 2 tbs of honey or golden syrup Whisk all of these ingredients together and set aside. You will also need sesame seeds.
This recipe uses 6 boneless chicken thighs cut into cubed chunks. 2 cups of vegetable oil. And cornstarch-no eggs needed.
Heat up the oil on the stove using a wok or a wide based pan or skillet. In the meantime add the chicken pieces to a mixing bowl. Dredge with cornstarch and toss to make sure the cornstarch evenly coats the chicken. How much cornstarch you need depends on how much chicken you use and how big the pieces are.
Fry the chicken in batches on high heat, make sure there is enough room between the pieces of chicken otherwise the chicken won't get crisp. You will know when it's time to take the pieces out when the chicken gets brown and bubbles start to form on the outside. Scoop the chicken out with a spider skimmer.
Once all the pieces have been fried you may want to fry all the pieces again to ensure extra crispiness. Though this is not essential.
Discard the oil and set it aside, it can be reused but not in this recipe. In the same pan or wok pour in the sauce and let it cook down until thickened and sticky on medium to medium high heat, Then place the fried chicken into the sauce and coat the chicken pieces all over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with rice or noodles.