Sesame chicken is complemented by a mixture of diced ginger, red wine vinegar, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and topped with broccoli and sesame seeds and an optional addition of peanuts.
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Sesame Chicken

Ingredients

  • 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

Batter

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

Sauce

  • 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

Instructions

  • First, Whisk batter ingredients together until smooth. Set aside for 45 minutes (I placed it in the refrigerator due to the raw egg).
  • 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.