Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken
Staff Writer
Milisa Armstrong

Sesame Chicken

Sesame chicken is not really authentic Chinese food, but it is a classic dish served in Chinese restaurants throughout the United States. Lacking the Chinese takeout that so many folks take for granted out on the ranch, I learned to make this favorite takeout dish at home.

3
Servings
875
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 Cup flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the sauce

  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 Cup vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup cornstarch
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

For the chicken

Place the milk and egg in a shallow bowl and beat together. Place the flour in a shallow dish and stir in the salt. Dredge chicken pieces in flour, dip in the egg and milk mixture, and then dip them back in flour. Heat the vegetable oil (about 2 inches) in a deep skillet or Dutch oven to about 350 degrees. Fry chicken in batches until browned and chicken is cooked through. Remove to paper towel lined plate to drain.

For the sauce

In a medium sauce pan of medium-high heat, add the water, chicken broth, and vinegar. In a small bowl combine sugar and cornstarch together and stir into the liquid. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic. Cook the sauce over medium-high heat, stirring often, until it comes to a boil. Lower the heat and cook until just thickened. Pour the sauce all over the chicken and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with rice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
53%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
123g
95%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
65µg
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
218mg
22%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
16g
64%
Folate, total
101µg
25%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
107mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
307mg
44%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
1586mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
173g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Sesame Chicken Shopping Tip

Rice is a staple of Asian cooking – for a more nutritious rice dish, reach for brown rice at your grocery store, it has a high protein and fiber content.

Sesame Chicken Cooking Tip

Plan your meal accordingly, brown rice takes about twice as long to cook as white rice.