Sesame Chicken

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Sesame Chicken

A great sesame chicken recipe!

Food Type: 
Preperation Time: 
30 mins
serves 4

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce Yellow food coloring, as desired

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 cups thinly sliced chicken
Oil, for deep frying


For Sesame Sauce:

   1. Combine water, vinegar, salt, sugar, soy sauce and yellow food coloring in a large pot.
   2. Cook over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes, until sugar has caramelized. Watch carefully to prevent mixture from boiling over.
   3. Set aside.

For Sesame Seeds:

   1. Brown sesame seeds in skillet over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently. Watch carefully to prevent burning.

For Chicken:

   1. Mix flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a bowl.
   2. Coat chicken with flour mixture and shake off excess.
   3. Pour oil into a large pot to a depth of 3 inches.
   4. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
   5. Deep fry chicken until crisp and brown, about 5 minutes. Be sure chicken is submerged in oil.
   6. Remove chicken from oil and drain on paper towels.
   7. Place in a large mixing bowl.
   8. Pour sesame sauce over chicken and mix well.
   9. Add sesame seeds, combine well.
  10. Transfer to serving platter.

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