Thursday, January 10, 2013

Family Favorite Sesame Chicken

Sauce

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 -2 tablespoon sesame oil (to personal taste)
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 dash red chili pepper flakes
2 teaspoons cornstarch (or more is you want a thicker sauce)

Chicken

4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon sherry wine
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder (optional)
2 drops sesame oil
cornstarch, to coat To cook
vegetable oil (for frying) or peanut oil (for frying) sesame seed (to garnish) sliced green onion (to garnish) prepared rice, to serve

Directions:

Combine chicken ingredients except cornstarch and let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.  Remove chicken from marinade and toss in cornstarch then cook chicken in hot oil on the stove top until cooked thru. Remove from pan and keep warm in oven while making the sauce.
Combine all sauce ingredients EXCEPT cornstarch in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over med. heat.   Mix cornstarch with a little water (about 1/4 cup) in a cup until disolved then slowly add to the sauce mixture on the stove and heat until thickened to you liking.  Add chicken to sauce on the stove until heated thru.  Remove and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions and finally enjoy!

Serves 4
WW PointsPlus 11

Jamie and I have been wanting to try to make this dish.  I'm voting for non-breaded/non-deep fryed.  So hopefully I came back and change the recipe to what we like.  Find the original here.

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