Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken is a Chinese dish in which boneless skinless chicken pieces are deep fried and then tossed with a sauce made with cornstarch, vinegar, chicken broth and honey / sugar.

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – 1 lb (0.5 Kg) (boneless skinless, cut into small cubes)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp (preferably sesame oil)
  • Sesame seeds (white) – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 tsp (minced)
  • Veggies – 1 cup (chopped lengthwise optional). Any veggies like spring onion, bell peppers etc can be used.
  • Sauce Ingredients
  • Chilly garlic sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Vinegar- 2 tbsp
  • Water/Chicken Broth – 1 1/2 cup (or as needed)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Optional Ingredients
  • Corn Starch – 2 tbsp (to thicken the sauce)
  • Honey – (to add some sweetness to the sauce)

Method:

  • Marinate the chicken with some soy sauce (2 tbsp) and salt for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and stir fry the chicken until the chicken is cooked. (The chicken is traditionally deep fried.)
  • Remove the chicken and keep it aside.
  • Heat some oil in the same wok and stir fry the ginger and veggies for just a minute or two.
  • Add the sauce ingredients – vinegar, soy sauce, chilly garlic sauce and water/chicken broth. (You can add some corn starch and honey to the sauce depending on how thick
  • and how sweet you want your sauce to be. I haven’t added either, to suit to my taste.)
  • Bring the sauce to a boil and add the fried chicken pieces. (Check for salt and other seasonings at this stage. Add some chilly powder if you need more heat.)
  • Transfer the chicken with the sauce to the serving tray and top it with the sesame seeds.