Asian Food Fest: Sesame Chicken!

September 24, 2012  |  

In the mood for Chinese food without the desire to actually hit a Chinese restaurant? Try making your own Asian entree – Sesame Chicken from scratch. According to our food authorities over at Moms Who Think, its pretty simple to make, and oh so delicious!

Ingredients:

3 lb. skinless boneless chicken
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon water, divided
1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon ketchup
2 teaspoons sesame seed
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tablespoons sliced scallion
Dash ground red pepper
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions:

1. Spray a 5 quart sauce pot with nonstick cooking spray and set over medium heat.

2. Add chicken parts and cook, turning until chicken is browned on all sides, about 4-6 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.

3. In a small mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup water with the juice, soy sauce, scallion, ketchup, sugar, garlic and red pepper, mixing well. Pour into pot.

4. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low.

5. Put chicken back into pot. Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.

6. Remove the chicken from the pot and keep warm, reserving liquid in pot.

7. Dissolve cornstarch in remaining water and add to liquid in pot. Cook until sauce is thickened (3-4 minutes).

8. Pour sauce evenly over chicken and sprinkle with sesame seed.

Recipe Courtesy Of: Moms Who Think
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