Monday, August 12, 2019



It’s been nearly five years to the day since I first posted this Easy Sesame Chicken, and I felt it was about time for me to pay it a visit. I’ve discovered lots since 2013, like lots a lot, so I tweaked this vintage recipe to make it even higher and clear up a few of the points that readers have encountered over the years.

This Easy Sesame Chicken is heavily so simple that you’ll be tempted to toss these take out menus. The delicious sauce takes merely a number of ingredients, all of that you possibly can maintain reachable indefinitely (keep your ginger within the freezer). You know, simply incase you want some sesame hen like, now. Oh, and this take-out fake-out sesame hen works vast on your weekly meal prep, too!

Goes vast with: Crunchy Asian Salad, Thai Cucumber Salad, Easy Egg Drop Soup, Savory Coconut Rice

Three bowls of simple sesame hen on a bamboo mat with ginger and inexperienced onion subsequent to the bowls.
Originally posted 8-4-13, up to date 7-24-18.

So what did I switch to make this recipe better? First, I doubled the sauce as the evaluations nearly unanimously agreed that it had to be extra saucy. Second, I rebalanced the flavors within the sauce. They’re the similar ingredients, merely somewhat extra in balance. And lastly, I decreased the cornstarch within the sauce so that the feel of the completed sauce is somewhat extra gentle and doesn’t grab up fairly as much. I desire you're keen on the brand new model as lots as I do! But if not, you possibly can obtain the printable model of the antique recipe here.

Easy Sesame Chicken
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 This tremendously Easy Sesame Chicken is quicker and tastier than take out. You manipulate the ingredients, you manipulate the flavor.
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This tremendously Easy Sesame Chicken is quicker and tastier than take out. You manipulate the ingredients, you manipulate the flavor.
KEYWORD: Easy Dinner, Take Out Fake Out, Weeknight Dinner
TOTAL COST: $5.74 recipe / $1.44 serving
 PREP TIME: 15 mins
 COOK TIME: 15 mins
 TOTAL TIME: 25 mins


1 big egg ($0.23)
2 Tbsp cornstarch ($0.06)
1 pinch every salt and pepper ($0.05)
1 lb boneless skinless hen thighs ($3.23)
2 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.08)
1/4 cup soy sauce ($0.24)
2 Tbsp water ($0.00)
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil ($0.33)
3 Tbsp brown sugar ($0.12)
1 Tbsp rice vinegar ($0.12)
1 tsp grated contemporary ginger ($0.10)
2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.16)
1 Tbsp sesame seeds ($0.8)
1/2 Tbsp cornstarch ($0.02)
4 cups cooked jasmine rice ($0.70)
2 complete inexperienced onions ($0.22)


First, practice the sauce. In a small bowl stir collectively the soy sauce, water, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice vinegar, contemporary ginger, minced garlic, cornstarch, and sesame seeds. (Grate the ginger with a small-holed cheese grater). Set the sauce aside.

In a big bowl, whisk collectively the egg, 2 Tbsp cornstarch, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Trim any extra fats from the hen thighs, then cut them into small 1 inch pieces. Toss the hen within the egg and cornstarch mixture.

Add the cooking oil to a big skillet and warmth it over medium flame. Wait till the skillet could be very hot, then swirl the skillet to make certain the oil coats the complete surface. Add the batter coated hen and unfold it out right into a single layer over the floor of the skillet.

Allow the hen items to cook, undisturbed, till golden brown at the bottom. Then, intently flip the chicken, breaking up the items into smaller clumps as you flip. Continue to practice dinner the hen till golden brown at the different side. Stir the hen as low as likely to save away from breaking the egg coating from the floor of the chicken.

Once the hen is cooked via and golden brown on all sides, pour the sauce over top. Toss the hen to coat within the sauce. As the sauce comes as a lot as a simmer, it'll start to thicken. Continue to softly stir the hen within the sauce till it has thickened, then turn off the heat.

Serve the hen over a bed of rice and sprinkle the sliced inexperienced onions over top.source