Sesame Chicken

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while now. We love stir fry and I usually make some sort of Chinese dish 3-4 times a month. This is a delicious recipe I had bookmarked from ages ago, I found it on You Tube. That’s why I am entering this into the Bookmarked Recipe event guest hosted this week by my friend Tami of Tami’s Kitchen Table Talk.

Sesame Chicken

1 cup flour
1 cup cold water
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powderWhisk batter ingredients together until smooth. Set aside for 45 minutes (I placed it in the refrigerator due to the raw egg).

You will also need:

1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
1 head broccoli (about a handful cut up pieces)
sesame seeds

1/2 cup peanuts (optional)

1 tsp ginger, diced
1 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp cornstarch

Mix all sauce ingredients together and set aside.

Place chicken pieces into the batter you made earlier. Stir to coat completely.

Fill wok halfway with canola oil and bring to 370-380 degrees. Deep fry chicken pieces, adding one at a time, until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove chicken and keep warm.

Remove oil from wok and wipe out with paper towel. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or canola oil) and stir fry broccoli and peanuts until broccoli is tender crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Add the sauce and stir gently until it bubbles.
Add chicken and stir to combine, coating chicken pieces with the sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over a bed of rice.

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11 Responses to Sesame Chicken

  1. 1
    Rachel says:

    This looks delicious! We are HUGE Chinese food fans!

  2. 2
    Debbie says:

    Looks delicious and the sauce sounds wonderful.

  3. 3
    Donna-FFW says:

    This looks absolutely delicious, I am a huge fan of this dish, have never madeit, but you make it sound so easy.

  4. 4
    Aggie says:

    This is one of my favorites…I’ve never tried making it at home. Looks delicious!!!

  5. 5
    Tami says:

    This is picture perfect! It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us this week!

  6. 6
    Arika says:

    I saw this in the roundup and it looks delicious! I love anything sesame so this is right up my alley.

    My Yummy Life

  7. 7
    Jodi says:

    Wow! This looks delicious!

  8. 8
    The Duo Dishes says:

    Mmmmmmmm, this dinner looks delicious!!! It’s hard to turn down a good sesame chicken recipe.

  9. 9
    Ivana Wong says:

    I just found your website, and as a new chef (just moved out on my own), I would just like to say that I LOVE the variety and simplicity of the recipes on your website. Thanks so much!

  10. 10
    Amanda says:

    Thank you Ivana, so nice of you to say! :)

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