Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sesame Chicken

I haven't posted in a got crazy. I made this last week and it was so easy and so yummy I just had to share. Parker loved it so much that he was asking to have it again the next night after he took his first bite. The "sesame" part was a bit of an exaggeration because I doubled the sauce ingredients and I rant out of sesame seeds. Kevin asked me to make it again this week. I think this time I'll toss the sesame seeds in after the sauce has started to thicken so it doesn't get lost in the sauce and then sprinkle a little extra on top of each serving. I'm also making more for leftovers for lunch! I loved this recipe in part because I had all the sauce ingredients and if I didn't, I substituted with ingredients I already had on hand.


Gather it:
1.5 lbs chicken (I used boneless skinless thighs); cut in 1" pieces
1 egg
2 Tbsp flour
Salt and pepper
~ 2 Tbsp vegetable oil for frying

4 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
4 Tbsp brown sugar
3 Tbsp white wine vinegar
4 cloves of garlic (we love garlic)
3 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp water

Make it:
1) In a large bowl whisk flour, salt and pepper (I eyeballed this) and eggs together. Place chicken in bowl and coat with egg mixture.

2) Over medium high heat, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken, stirring occasionally to brown all sides and cooked through.

3) While chicken is cooking, combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl except for the sesame seeds.

4) Pour sauce mixture over the cooked chicken. Combine and toss the chicken to coat in the sauce, which will start to thicken. Turn off heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Serve with rice and top with a little more sesame seeds and scallions! Enjoy!!!