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Jun102017

Easy Sesame Chicken

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Are you looking for a yummy chicken dish that tastes just like your favorite takeout? Easy Sesame Chicken is absolutely delicious! Not only will you save money by making your own takeout, but this dish is very easy to prepare as well! My guys devoured this dish and there were no leftovers!

(recipe adapted from Budget Bytes)

INGREDIENTS: 

Chicken:

1 large egg

2 Tbsp cornstarch

Salt & pepper to taste

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs

2 Tbsp veg. oil for frying the chicken

 

Sauce:

4 Tbsp soy sauce 

2 Tbsp water 

1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil 

3 Tbsp brown sugar 

3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 

2 inch fresh ginger, grated 

2-3 cloves minced garlic 

2 Tbsp sesame seeds 

1 Tbsp cornstarch 

 

For Serving:

Chopped green onions for garnish

Hot jasmine rice to serve the chicken on top of 

Extra sesame seeds

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, 2 Tbsp cornstarch, salt and pepper. Cut chicken thighs into 1 inch pieces. Toss the chicken in the egg and cornstarch mixture.

Heat a large skillet or wok with 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is very hot, add the chicken and all of the egg mixture. Cook the chicken, stirring only occasionally, until it is golden brown and cooked through (about 7-10 minutes). 

While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl stir together the soy sauce, water, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice vinegar, fresh ginger, minced garlic, cornstarch, and sesame seeds. 

After chicken is cooked through and golden brown, pour the sauce over top. Toss the chicken to coat in the sauce. The sauce should begin to thicken as soon as it hits the hot skillet. Once the chicken is coated and the sauce thickened, turn off the heat.

Serve over hot jasmine rice and sprinkle with chopped green onions and additional sesame seeds if you prefer.

Enjoy!

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