Chinese Sesame Chicken
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ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes: 4recipe id: 99768cook method: stovetop, deep fryer
3 whole boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cooking wine or dry sherry
several drops sesame oil
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
***Sauce for Sesame Chicken***
1/2 cup water
1 cup chicken broth
1/8 cup vinegar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili paste, or more if desired
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
4 cups peanut oil for deep-frying
Toast the sesame seeds and set aside.
Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Mix the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.
For Sauce: Mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Pour them into a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken.
For Chicken: Add the marinated chicken pieces a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remainder of the chicken.
Just before you are finished deep-frying, bring the sauce back up to a boil.
Place the chicken on a large platter and pour the sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve the sesame chicken with rice.
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