Skip the takeout with this Easy Sesame Chicken recipe. Done in less than 30 minutes. Sticky, slightly sweet, and perfect for your next tv show binge-fest. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1 inch pieces)
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons canola oil (or other cooking oil)
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1.5 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1.5 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- thinly sliced green onions (optional for garnish)
- Make the sauce. In a small bowl stir together the sauce ingredients. Set aside.
- Prepare the chicken. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, cornstarch, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Use a fork or whisk to git rid of clumps.
- Add the chicken thigh pieces to the cornstarch-egg mixture and toss to coat.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the canola oil. Swirl the oil around the skillet to coat the bottom. When the oil is very hot (shimmering, but not smoking), add the batter coated chicken pieces into a single layer. Do not just dump the bowl into the skillet because you don’t want the excess egg-mixture.
- Allow the chicken to cook, without moving, until golden brown on the bottom. Flip the chicken. Breaking up the clumps as needed. Cook until golden brown on all sides and cooked through. Avoid stirring the chicken too much or the coating will break off the chicken.
- Once the chicken pieces are cooked, add in the sauce. Toss the chicken to coat and bring sauce to a simmer. The sauce will start to thicken. Stir the chicken in the sauce, gently, until thickened and remove from heat.
- Serve with rice and sprinkle sliced green onions or extra sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: Asian