Easy Sesame Chicken
I. Love. Takeout. I really do. And my GO-TO is Chinese Takeout. Is there anything more satisfying than eating Sesame Chicken straight out of the takeout container while watching the 4th episode of the Netflix show you just started that day… (I know you’ve been there). Despite how satisfying this scenario is, I also love to recreate my favorite takeout dishes. It helps keep my wallet fatter and my pants fit better. Enter, my Easy Sesame Chicken.
What You’ll Need for the Sesame Sauce:
- Soy Sauce (I usually use low-sodium)
- Toasted Sesame Oil. You can use regular sesame oil if you don’t have ‘toasted.’ But the toasted version adds more flavor!
- Brown sugar for some sweetness!
- Rice vinegar
- Fresh ginger (I always keep a squeeze tube of ginger in the fridge for when I’m in a pinch!)
- Sesame Seeds
- Cornstarch (to thicken)
There’s no messy, scary frying involved here. We use chicken thighs for extra flavor and moistness (sorry!). And we toss the chicken pieces in a cornstarch and egg mixture to give them that nice breading. Cook them up in a skillet with some hot oil and you’re halfway there! Finally all that’s left is adding in our easy sesame sauce that is made with primarily pantry ingredients. The cornstarch in the sauce helps thicken the sauce so it sticks to all the chicken pieces. Yum!
What is your favorite takeout meal? Do you ever try recreating it at home? Let’s discuss in the comments!