Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes copycat: Sesame Chicken from Imperial Chinese Restaurant

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      Sesame Chicken from Imperial Chinese Restaurant

      chicken breast — ~6-8 ounces
      5 tablespoons cornstarch
      pinch salt
      6 tablespoons water
      1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
      1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic
      1/2 to 1teaspoon chili oil
      1/2 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds
      salad oil for deep frying
      iceberg lettuce a handful
      SAUCE:
      8 tablespoons chicken broth
      1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
      2 tablespoons soy sauce
      4 tablespoons sugar
      4 tablespoons white vinegar
      1 teaspoon cornstarch
      1 teaspoon sake
      1/2 teaspoon oyster sauce

      In a small bowl, mix all sauce ingredients until well blended.

      Cut chicken breast into 1/2 inch strips. Place in a bowl with water and
      salt and let soak for about 15 minutes. Do not drain.

      Add cornstarch and
      mix well, coating chicken. Add 1 tablespoon salad oil to chicken and mix to
      smooth and separate chicken strips.

      Heat wok with medium flame, pour in oil for deep frying. Heat oil up to
      about 325 degrees. Place coated chicken strips in piece by piece and fry
      until it is crispy and cooked through.

      Remove chicken and pour off oil.

      Heat up wok again with an additional 1 teaspoon salad oil. Add ginger,
      garlic and chili oil stir frying until fragrant. Add sauce mix, stir until
      thickens.

      Add fried chicken strips and mix well to coat all chicken strips
      with sauce. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds before serving on a bed of
      lettuce.

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes General Recipes copycat: Sesame Chicken from Imperial Chinese Restaurant