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Easy Sesame Chicken
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There are some nights that I am just craving some Chinese food! My husband and kids all love to go to our favorite Chinese restaurant but sometimes I don’t have the energy to take my youngest! He is a bit rambunctious(naughty) but we love him!
So what are we supposed to do if we want Chinese food but don’t want to go to the restaurant? We make our own Chinese take-out at home. The great thing about this Easy Sesame Chicken is that it’s super easy to prep and cook. It really doesn’t take all that long either. The ingredients aren’t crazy or hard to find.
We love to pair this meal with some basmati rice. Also, pair this with a side of broccoli or green beans and you’ve got a full-on, well-rounded meal that your whole family will love.
Easy Sesame Chicken
Stay in for a change and make your own Chinese take-out that the whole family will devour!
- 4 Large Chicken Breasts Cut into 1" pieces
- 1 Cup Corn Starch
- 2 Large Eggs Lightly Beaten
- 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
For the Sauce
- 1 1/4 Cup Chicken Broth
- 6 TBSP Agave Nectar You can use honey if you want.
- 2 TBSP Rice Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 TBSP Sesame Oil
- 1 TSP Garlic Powder
- 1/4 TSP Ground Ginger Root You can use the powder here if you cant find the root
- 1 TBSP Cornstarch mixed with 1 TBSP water This is used to thicken the sauce
- 3 Green Onions Chopped thin
- 3 TBSP Sesame Seeds
Add the cut up chicken into the bowl with the lightly beaten eggs. Stir it well so all chicken is coated.
Put the cornstarch in a large freezer Ziploc bag and add the chicken to the bag.
Make sure you seal the bag well and shake it to coat in the cornstarch.
Put the vegetable oil into a pan and heat it up. Add the chicken chunks to the oil and fry on both sides until golden brown and cooked. About 2 to 3 minutes per side. When you remove the chicken from the oil, put it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Mix all the ingredients to make the sauce into a bowl and add it to a pan to thicken up on the stove. This should only take about 5-6 minutes. You'll want to watch it so it doesn't burn.
When the sauce is thickened, add the fried chicken to the sauce and stir. At this point, you can garnish it with the sesame seeds and green onions.
Instead of using honey in the sauce, I opted for agave. The reason being is that I am pre-diabetic and agave has a low glycemic index. This low glycemic index food doesn’t cause my blood sugar to spike like honey would. I usually use agave in most recipes that call for honey. The taste is similar as well as the color. It’s awesome stuff and I love it!!
This easy Sesame Chicken was super delicious and satisfied my Chinese food craving. The chicken was crunchy and beautifully golden brown. The sauce was amazing and I loved to scoop it over my rice for something extra.
My kids devoured their dinner and so did my husband.
I’m so excited that we had a little bit left over so I can take it to work with me!
I really hope you will give this recipe a try because it’s super delicious and I know you’ll love it as much as we did! If you do try it, please let me know what you thought of it.