Friday, October 10, 2008
The other day while flipping through Stumble, I happened upon a wonderful blog called My Kitchen Snippets featuring Honey Sesame Chicken. It looked rather interesting, easy and even better, I had all the ingredients at home - bonus!! To my great pleasure, I found that this dish is absolutely delicious and indeed restaurant quality. I served it to the fussiest eater in the family - "J" who looked at me with wide eyes and said "Auntie Giz - this is really good". I'm sure I'll be making this over and over again.
And.... since I love to share a good thing, I'm sending over this one to Ruth at Ruth's Kitchen Experiments for the weekly event.
3 pieces of chicken breast or 1/2 chicken - cut to bite size pieces
1 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tbsp of cooking wine
1/2 tbsp of sesame oil
1 tsp of sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp rice flour
Salt & pepper to taste
3 tbsp of sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp of tomato ketchup
1- 2 tbsp of honey (depend on how sweet you want)
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp of light soy sauce
1/4 cup of water
some toasted sesame seeds
1. Marinate chicken with soy sauce, wine, sugar, sesame oil, salt and pepper and set it aside for at least an hour. Just before frying, whisk the 2 types of flour together and mix it into the chicken.
2. Prepare oil for frying. Fry chicken until golden brown, dish out and drain the oil in paper towels. Remove all the oil from the pan.
3. Mix all the sauce ingredients together and pour it back into the pan. Bring it up to a boil and let the sauce thicken a bit.
4. Add in the chicken and toss it gently until the chicken are evenly coated with the sauce. Sprinkle the sesame seeds to the chicken. Serve with warm rice.
Note : You can use bone in chicken, chicken thighs, chicken wings or even pork ribs for this dish.