Monday, March 12, 2012

Honey Sesame Chicken

Like I have mentioned a time or two before on this blog we love love Chinese food. I find it hard to find chinese recipes that turn out the way that I want them to. So when I do I must share them. NOw I still like the Sweet and sour chicken recipe better but this chicken was good and my family liked it so it will reappear at our dinner table. If you love chinese food give this chicken a try it is worth the effort!!

Honey Sesame Chicken
1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts(cut into 1 inch cubes)
oil(for deep frying)
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1 egg white
4 T. oil
2 tsp ground ginger
1 T minced garlic
2 tsp salt
9 T. honey
1 T. rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
3 tsp cornstarch mixed with 3tsp water
Sesame seeds (for garnish)

In a large bowl mix all the batteringredients until smooth. Cover and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes. Add chicken to the batter tossing to coat. Heat a deap fryer to 350 degrees. Fry chicken in batches for 2 minutes or until batter becomes firm. Drain on paper towels and place in a glass 9x13 inch pan. Set aside

Heat the oil in your wok. add garlic and ginger and stir fry for 30 seconds. Add salt, honey, vinegar, and water. Mix well. Combine the water and cornstarch and add to the sauce and simmer for 2 minutes. Pour over the chickn in pan and place in a 350 degree oven till bubbly and chicken is well glazed with sauce, about 30 minutes. Serve with rice and sesame seeds as garnish.

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