Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

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"This dish is the real deal, with sesame seeds and oil, veggies, rice wine and spices. A marinated stir-fry chicken dish that will loudly proclaim, 'Open, Sesame!' to your delighted taste buds."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 279 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 14.1 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. To Make Marinade: In a nonporous dish or bowl blend cornstarch with wine or sherry; then stir in lemon juice, soy sauce, hot pepper sauce, ginger and garlic. Blend together and stir in chicken strips. Cover dish and refrigerate to marinate for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. In a wok or large skillet, place sesame seeds and dry-fry over medium heat, shaking the wok, until the seeds are a golden brown color. Remove seeds and set aside.
  3. To same wok or skillet add sesame oil and vegetable oil and heat slowly. Drain chicken, reserving marinade, and stir-fry in wok a few pieces at a time, until browned. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Add mushrooms and green bell pepper to same wok or skillet and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the scallions and stir-fry 1 minute more. Return chicken to wok, together with reserved marinade, and stir over medium high heat for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the ingredients are evenly coated with the glaze. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top and serve immediately.
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Footnotes

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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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Joel G. Allen
1/17/2006

Though the cook might feel this will destroy the recipe: To get that wonderful crisp bredding that goes soggy after 10 min in a thick, rich, gooey sauce shake the chicken in plastic bag with a mixture 1 egg to 5-6 tsp (<~1/4 cup) cornstarch. Fry in oil at ~350 til chicken is cooked. Doing this after the marinade will preserve that flavor; so one could find a different outter sauce to give the dish more heterogeneity or complexity if one were so inclined. Different tastes is what keeps a dish from being boring.

JMULINIX
2/11/2004

Recipe went really well at a dinner party. There was no leftovers. However it is not like the Sesame Chicken I find at most Chinese Restraunts

Momof2
11/18/2005

First attempt at making Chinese food...and it turned out really well. I have never had this at a restaurant before so I have nothing to compare it to, but we liked it. I didn't add the peppers or mushrooms (didn't have them on hand), but I did add pineapple chunks and cashews. We served with white rice and it was good. Will make again...thanks for the post.