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Sesame Chicken With Vegetables

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Rating: 3/5
2 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 58891

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1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 teaspoons grated ginger root
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar


1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup milk
cooking oil for deep-fat frying
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces


1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 zucchini, cut into thin, bite-sized strips
1 green sweet bell pepper, cut into thin, bite-sized strips
6 green onions, bias-sliced into 1/2-inch pieces


SAUCE: In a small bowl stir together chicken broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, gingerroot, cornstarch, and sugar. Set aside.

CHICKEN: In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sesame seeds, salt, and ground red pepper. In a small mixing bowl combine egg and milk. Add to dry ingredients and beat till smooth.

In a wok or 2-quart saucepan heat 1/4 inches cooking oil to 365 degrees. Dip chicken, 1 piece at a time, into the coating, then add to hot oil. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, about 4 minutes, or till golden. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken from oil. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in a preheated 300° oven while stir-frying vegetables.

VEGETABLES: Pour cooking oil into a large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry zucchini, green pepper, and green onions for 3 minutes, or till crisp-tender. Push vegetables from the center of the skillet. Stir sauce; add to the skillet. Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Cook for 1 minute more. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet. Stir all ingredients together to coat with sauce. Serve immediately.

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CDKitchen Reviewed

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating

Fantastic! This recipe was perfect. We didn't need to modify a thing. The serving size seemed a little skimpy -- it says it serves 6 but really it's more like 4 assuming this is the main dish. You can also substitute chicken breast for the thighs if you prefer.

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REVIEW: 1 star recipe rating
This is not like the sesame chicken you get at Panda Express. This turned out way to salty for my tastes. Blah

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