Perfect Sesame Chicken
- Ready in: Prep: 35 Minutes Cook: 20 Minutes Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Serves: 6
- Complexity: medium
- kcal: 509
"If you want the perfect sesame chicken recipe this is it!
You may want to increase the vinegar or lower the amount of sugar.
It all depends on how sweet you want the sauce."
Step by Step Directions
Sift flour, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, baking soda, and baking powder into a bowl.
Pour in low-sodium soy sauce, sherry, 2 tablespoons water, vegetable oil, and a dash of sesame oil; stir until smooth.
Stir in chicken until coated with the batter, then cover, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring chicken broth, sugar, vinegar, dark soy sauce, sesame oil, chile paste, and garlic to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.
Dissolve 1/4 cup cornstarch into 1/2 cup of water, and stir into boiling sauce.
Simmer until the sauce thickens and turns clear, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and keep sauce warm.
Heat olive oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to a temperature of 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Drop in the battered chicken pieces, a few at a time, and fry until they turn golden brown and float to the top of the oil, 3 to 4 minutes.
Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
To serve, place fried chicken pieces onto a serving platter, and pour the hot sauce overtop.