WANTED: Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe (Simple, but good)

Yohnnilee - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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This is an oriental dish typically served over rice. I've looked up all the recipes I could find online, but I didn't care for any of them. I want something simple, sweet and yummy. :) Got anything for me?

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Tammy - posted on 08/02/2009

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Sesame Chicken



Batter and Chicken:

2 Tbs flour

2 Tbs cornstarch

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 Tbs soy sauce

2 Tbs water

1 tsp vegetable oil

dash of sesame oil

1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces



Mix dry ingredients, and then whisk in wet ingredients until smooth. Stir in chicken, coating with batter. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Heat oil in a large frying pan (about 1″ deep.) Fry chicken in batches, dropping in one piece at a time to avoid a chicken pancake. Fry until golden brown and chicken is cooked through (about 4 minutes.) Drain on paper towels and set aside while you make the sauce.



Sauce:

3/4 c. chicken broth

1/2 c. sugar

2 Tbs vinegar (I used white wine vinegar because I had it on hand, but rice vinegar would probably be great)

1 glove garlic, pressed

2 Tbs dark soy sauce

2 Tbs sesame oil

1/4 tsp. ground red pepper

1/4 c. cornstarch

1/2 c. water



Mix everything through ground red pepper in a small saucepan, heat to boiling. In a seperate container (I just used my measuring cup) mix cornstarch and water and stir until smooth. Pour slowly into boiling mixture and stir until thickened and cornstarch turns clear.



I served ours with some steamed stir-fry veggies and white rice.

User - posted on 08/02/2009

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Rachel Ray has a recipe for Honey Teriyaki Chicken with Ripe Pineapple Spears and Black and White Sesame Rice Balls that is very good.Well, at least the sauce for the chicken is very good. I've never took the time to make the pineapple spears or rice balls. I saw her make the recipe on tv, and found it online at foodnetwork.com. Here's the link if you'd like to take a look at it. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/racha...



I usually only use this portion of the recipe



4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Olive oil to brush the chicken before grilling

1 cup of chicken broth or water

1 inch ginger root, peeled and chopped (I use ground ginger sometimes)

1/4 cup of honey

1/2 cup teriyaki sauce

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil.



Lightly coat chicken with oil, salt and pepper (I have my own seasoning salt that I use to give it more flavor). Place chicken on hot grill and cook 6 minutes on the first side.



While chicken is cooking, bring chicken broth and ginger to a boil. Stir in honey. When honey has dissolved into broth, add teriyaki sauce and sesame oil and reduce heat to simmer.



Turn chicken and coat liberally with honey teriyaki sauce using a basting brush. Cook chicken 4 minutes, turn again and baste liberally again with sauce, then cook 2 minutes longer. Remove chicken to a plate. Garnish chicken with sliced scallions.



It has sesame oil in the sauce. In rachel's recipe she uses sesame seeds on the rice balls, but I'm sure you could always sprinkle some on the chicken. It makes quite a lot of sauce. My fiance really likes the sauce and we use it on other things as well. Sometimes I'll leave out the sesame oil, and use the sauce for the chicken and corn. We'll make an aluminum foil bowl and place the corn and the sauce inside it and grill. You could also use this sauce for making chicken in a skillet. I do that sometimes, and then serve it over white rice.

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