Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sesame Chicken

What do you usually order at your local take-out Chinese place? I think it is safe to say that sesame chicken is a very popular ordered item. I feel like you can't go wrong when ordering it. I decided to tackle a recipe in fear that it would taste a lot different from what I am used ordering. However, this simple recipe was perfect for a weeknight. Thank you  The Way to His Heart! I served it with whole grain brown rice. How do you say perfect in chinese?

  • 1/2 cup unbleached flour or 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  •  1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into medium sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce, use less if you have a sensitivity to salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh scallions (both green and white)
In a gallon-size plastic bag, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Add chicken, seal bag, and shake well to coat.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and warm over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skilllet and cook, stirring until no longer pink. Transfer to a plate.
Reduce heat to medium. Combine soy sauce and sugar in skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about 1 to 2 minutes max. Add oil and sesame seeds. Add chicken and scallion. Toss and serve immediately.

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