Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sesame Chicken

Today was a fine day. I was able to make a bento snack for my little girl, as able to make california maki and chicken sesame for our lunch.. wow!

Anyway, the chicken sesame turned out to be wonderful and my little girl loved it so much.

The sweetness and sesame flavor and the crisp of the sesame seeds and the chicken itself made this dish a joy to my little girl. You can also try this at home. I only didn't have the spring onions or scallions available so I was not able to garnish it with that. But sans the scallions, it's still great.

Sesame Chicken

Ingredients for the marinade: Nixed the following and marinade chicken

2 tbsp sherry or cooking wine
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chicken cube (powdered)
1/8 white pepper
1½ tsp sugar

Ingredients for the sauce: (mixed together)

1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup honey or karo syrup (I didn't have honey so I used a pancake syrup)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce

flour, 1 beaten egg, cornstarch.

Vegetable oil or peanut oil for frying, sesame seeds (toasted) and scallions for garnishing

Cut chicken breast fillet in bite size or about 1 inch. Mix the marinade ingredients and marinade chicken in about 1 hour. While waiting for the chicken, mix the sauce ingredients. Once chicken is ready, prepare the coating ingredients. heat the oil for frying. Dredge the chicken in flour, on the beaten egg, then on the cornstarch and fry until golden brown.

Once all the chicken are done, removed the oil and wipe your wok. Heat it again and pour in the sauce mixture. Once the sauce started to bubble, add in the chicken and stir until the chicken are coated. after about 1 minute, removed from wok and serve on a plate. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and scallions or leeks

This is just a simple and easy to prepare recipe. Try it.