Honey sesame chicken with boiled rice, better than any Chinese restaurant can offer!

Published: July 14, 2016
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Perhaps one of the easiest main courses to cook up and easily concocted in less than 30 minutes. PHOTO: MAHRUKH HAMAYUN

This honey sesame chicken with boiled rice is so amazing, in part because it is relatively easy and quick to whip up in the kitchen for lunch or dinner. Perhaps one of the easiest main courses to cook up and easily concocted in less than 30 minutes. Just think, you can prepare and be eating this chicken in less time than you can order takeout from your favourite Chinese restaurant.

Ingredients

For chicken:

Chicken breast – 500 g (skin removed and cut into small pieces)

Olive Oil – ¼ cup

Milk – 2 tbsp

Egg white – 1

Flour – ½ cup

Salt – a pinch

Black pepper – ½ to 1 tsp

Spring Onion (for garnishing) – 1 to 2

For sauce:

Soy sauce – ½ cup

Honey – 2 to 4 tbsp

Water – 1 cup

Sesame seeds – 1 to 2 tbsp (toasted)

Crushed red pepper – ½ tsp (crushed)

Ginger powder – ¼ tsp

Corn flour or corn Starch – 2 tbsp

Steps

1. Cut up the chicken into bite-sized cubes and heat olive oil in a pan, keeping the heat to a medium flame.

2. While the pan heats, take a bowl and whisk together the milk and egg white.

3. Add flour to another bowl, seasoning with salt, pepper and whichever herb you prefer (oregano, rosemary, thyme).

4. Roll the chicken pieces in the egg wash then coat them liberally with the seasoned flour. Once every piece is properly coated, fry in the olive oil until cooked through.

5. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and whisk together until everything is well incorporated.

6. When the chicken is properly cooked, add the sauce to the pan, coating the chicken from each side.

7. Cook for three to five minutes until the sauce has the right consistency. Turn off heat and serve immediately over boiled rice.

8. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped spring onion.

Serves 4

Bon appétit!

All photos: Mahrukh Hamayun

This post originally appeared here.

Mahrukh Hamayun

Mahrukh Hamayun

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