A sesame chicken recipe that is better, tastier and quicker than take-out. Ready under 30 minutes. You'll love it!
There is something about take-out that I love - the ease of it, most likely. All you really have to do is look at the menu, pick up the phone and order whatever you feel like having. Easy, right?
The only thing I really do not like about take-out is that you really do not know what the ingredients are. If I did, I think I would be ordering more.. maybe.
That would definitely run up the food budget - take-out can be really expense. Who has that kind of money? Not me.. plus, I love to cook.
I am saying this sesame chicken is better than take-out because you will most likely have the ingredients on hand and you know what they are. It is tastier.. it really is. Yum!
It is definitely quicker because it can take over 30 minutes for it to be delivered or picked up. You can have this dish ready under 30 minutes.
I forget to tell you how our first anniversary trip was - silly me! We had a blast and it was very relaxing. The first day we just sat on a porch and looked at the lake while eating take-out ..LOL.
That night was so much fun and we ended up chatting outside until about 2-3 am. We needed that and loved it.
The next day we went to a couple of local vineyards and wineries and we also had a blast there as well. We tried an apple wine that was just out of this world - yum. Cannot wait to go back to that one.
The other days we just relaxed in the cabin and fished some. It was drizzling out and a little cold. A great little trip!
Back to this sesame chicken, okay? For the sauce you will need honey, white vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and brown sugar. If you are using a low-sodium soy sauce, then you will need to add just a pinch of salt.
The rest of the ingredients are chicken breasts chopped into little chunks, cornstarch, an egg, oil, and flour.
- 3-4 boneless chicken breasts chopped into 1.5 inch thick pieces
- 1 tablespoon oil; you can use vegetable canola, or olive oil
- 6 tablespoons flour I used all-purpose
- 3 tablesoons cornstarch
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 3-4 cups cooked rice
- sesame seeds
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce*
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
Mix together the sauce first because you want the flavors to blend. Start by whisking together the honey, white vinegar, and ketchup in a small bowl. Whisk in the soy sauce and brown sugar. Set aside.
In a ziplock bag, place the flour in it. In another ziplock bag, place the cornstarch in it.
Place the lightly beaten egg in a small bowl.
Add the oil into a skillet and allow the oil to get hot.
Dip the chicken pieces into the egg and then into the flour, and then into the cornstarch.
Cook the chicken pieces on each side for 1-2 minutes or until done. Repeat until all the chicken has been cooked.
Remove extra oil and add the sauce into the same pan.
Serve with hot rice.
*If you are using low-sodium soy sauce, then add a pinch of salt to the sauce.
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