Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sesame Chicken

Here is one of my favorite recipes for Chinese food, given to me by my friend Beka Madsen. The sweet sauce pairs really well with the broccoli. I absolutely love it, and here is the biggest shocker, my children will eat this! I made it last night and nearly killed over when they all ate it without complaint. Some even asked for seconds! And here is another miracle, I follow this recipe exactly. Actually, I take that back. I reduce the number of chicken breasts to 2 or 3 because we like to have a little more sauce to put on our rice. Sometimes I will also throw in a bag of frozen broccoli instead of using fresh. But I do think that fresh is better.

Sesame Chicken
from Beka Madsen
4 chicken breasts
canola oil
1/2 c. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. oyster sauce
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4c. sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/3 c. water
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 c. broccoli, cut in chunks
sesame seeds

Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces. Put 1/2 c. cornstarch and chicken chunks in a large plastic bag and toss until well coated. Add enough canola oil into your skillet to generously coat the bottom of the pan. Fry chicken until medium brown.

While frying, prepare the sauce by mixing in a saucepan oyster sauce, 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, sugar, garlic powder, water and soy sauce. Stir the mixture over medium heat until it thickens. Pour it over the cooked chicken and let it simmer for about 3 minutes. Add your broccoli and steam it until it is as tender as you would like. Stir in sesame seeds and serve it over rice.

1 comment:

  1. Monica and I tried it this week and it was awesome! Thanks for the recipe!