Sesame Chicken Noms!

I really love Chinese food.
A lot.
I could eat Chinese food and Indian food every day for the rest of my life.
For real.
And one of my favorite Chinese food dishes ever is sesame chicken.
I made sesame chicken for dinner.
It was really, really good and I ate a lot of it.
Lots and lots.
I know, I shouldn't sing my own praises and all that, but it was really good.
It made me forget that I am trying to lose weight and all that. 
You should make it too.
Right now.
Go ahead.
Here, I'll even give you a recipe. I looked up online a recipe for sesame chicken and then I kind of adapted it a lot until it looks a little like the original, but not much. So, I'll give you mine because it is good and worth eating.


2 pounds of cubed chicken
1/4 c toasted sesame seeds (toast till light brown in a pan on the stove)
vegetable oil for deep frying

4 Tbsp soy sauce
4 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp cornstarch
4 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vegetable oil

1/2 c water
1 c chicken broth
1/8 c vinegar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 c sugar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp chili soy sauce (or chili sauce)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp sesame seeds

Mix ingredients for marinade and pour over the cubed chicken. Mix together and let this sit while you put together the sauce.

Mix together the ingredients for the sauce in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium to high heat while stirring occasionally with a whisk. Let sauce thicken to syrup consistency, then set heat to very low while you fry the chicken.

Heat enough oil to deep fry chicken in a deep pan. I used my wok. Test the oil by dropping a little of the batter into it. When it sizzles a whole lot, the oil is hot enough. Drop the pieces of chicken into the oil little at a time, separating them as you drop them. Keep stirring, or they will stick to the bottom of the pan... or is that just me? When they are done (light brown, crispy) pull them out and put them in a bowl lined with paper towels to drain.

When the chicken is all fried, heat the sauce up to boiling again. Mix the fried chicken and the sauce in a bowl, then toss with all but a spoonful of the sesame seeds. Sprinkle the last few seeds over the top.

Serve with rice. Or with spaghetti noodles if you want to... personally, I recommend the rice.

Morgan approved of this sesame chicken. Or at least, I think he did, since he ate about three bowls worth.

Oh yeah, and I think you should eat this with chopsticks. Because I think all Chinese food should be eaten with chopsticks, with the exception, perhaps, of eggdrop soup. It just tastes better with chopsticks. Trust me. Now go make sesame chicken.

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