Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sesame Chicken

I know this is typical Chinese food that you can get everywhere in the restaurant , including fast food chinese , such as panda express LOL , or chinese buffet .. But instead of doing that , why not trying it yourself . It is super easy and doesn’t take that long , and plus , it’s healthier since it doesn’t have MSG like most chinese restaurant does their food . So here it goes ..Picture doesn’t look as good because my regular camera for some reason isn’t working 🙁

For the batter :

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 dashes sesame oil
  •  1.5 lbs of boneless chicken thighs , you can replace it with chicken breasts too if you want . I prefer dark meat

For the sauce

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chile paste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

Mix the batter ingredients together with whisk , cut your chicken into bite size , marinade for 1 hour or so in the fridge . Then deep fry for about 3-4 minutes . Set aside .

Bring the mixture for the sauce to boil , and then add the cornstarch mixed with water . Or you can skip this , and add the chicken into the sauce .. and it should thicken the sauce because of the chicken batter has flour and cornstarch . Serve warm with jasmine rice !