Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sesame Chicken

Sesame chicken is a very popular restaurant dish which is quite similar like General Tso's chicken and this dish is commonly found in most of the chinese restaurants throughout the world..this dish goes for boneless chicken marinated with soya sauce and sesame oil, then fried as deep frying finally prepared with a transculent, reddish brown, semi thick sauce made with corn starch, rice vinegar, sugar and dark soya sauce, topped with sesame seeds, this  dish is prepared as two methods some may go for shallow frying the chicken pieces and others go for deep frying and the sesame oil and sesame seeds used in this dish turns out this chicken dish very delicious..This sesame chicken is generally served with rice...Last time i had this fantastic sesame chicken when we went to chinese restaurant and i have completely fallen in love with this delicious chicken dish which i was planning to make out really since a long, yesterday my DH celebrated his brithday and i thought thats a prefect occasion to prepare  some chinese dishes instead of our usual pulao or briyanis, so i prepared his all time favourite Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice and this sesame chicken, he just loved it...Obivously this sesame chicken goes directly to my own event Cooking With Seeds-Sesame seeds..


500grs Chicken breast pieces(cut as cubes)
2tsp Dark soya sauce
2tsp Sesame Oil for marination
2tsp Sesame oil for sauce
1cup Cornstarch
Oil for deepfrying
1tsp Sesame seeds
3nos Dry red chillies (optional)
2tsp Ginger (minced)
2tsp Garlic (finely chopped)
2tbsp Garlic chives or green spring onions

Sauce:
2tbsp Dark soya sauce
1tsp Corn starch
1tsp White sugar
2tsp Tomato ketchup
1tsp Rice vinegar
1tsp Chilli paste
3tbsp Water
Salt (if needed)

Marinate the chicken cubes with dark soya sauce, sesame oil and let them sit for half an hour...mix all the ingredients for sauce and keep aside..

Toss the marinated chicken cubes with cornstarch and deep fry the chicken cubes until they turns golden brown..drain the excess of oil with paper towel...

Heat the sesame oil in a wok, add the dry red chillies, minced ginger and chopped garlic and fry until they turns golden brown , add immediately the sauce mixture and stir in simmer until they get thickens, immediately add the already fried chicken pieces to the sauce and stir well until the chicken pieces get well coated, add the sesame seeds and garlic chives..

Serve with rice and sauteed veggies..


36 comments:

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

looks tempting!

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

lovely.. I was at 3 tummies and telling her how much I love chinese.. Here you are again tempting me with scrumptions feast. Lovely and thanks for the recipe its got a beautiful color which nobody can resist.

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

awesome priyakka..I just love these kinda chinese chicken dishes like kungpao,Tso and this Sesame..love that thick dark sauce..do u eat beef?if so shud try beef mongolian once..:)

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great Priya.This by itself or on top of brown rice would taste good. Preferably wash it down with oolong tea and maybe end with a fortune cookie.:)..Hmm the possibilities.

Rujuta said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...Priya
Great recipe.......Sesame and chicken....LOvely click

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

wow a great chinese recipe...so tempting click,looks too good priya..

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

thats a lovely dish. I love sesame for the crunch it provide. the dish looks great Priya!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

It's tasty and marvelous! I love this dish! Inga 2-3 urutunga gravy voda!

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

Nice chicken recipe ....

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Soooo colourful and tempting chicken...Yumm. Great comb with fried rice...

Bharathy said... Reply To This Comment

OH my MY!!!!
Classic recipe!!...Too Good!!! :)

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Superb recipe, looks delicious.

Cooking Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

Love Chinese... have it bookmarked to prepare soon...
Lovely pic, nice color in the dish...

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya Thanks for the commet dear now she is much better but she is taking rest. missed so many yummy recipes from you will check now this chicken recipe looks great nice color.

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe!!

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Love this sesame chicken, esp. that creamy brown sauce! Perfect!

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, plz collect the beautiful award from my blog. you visited my blog even before I informed you... Thanks! we have 4 hours electricity cut per day...very difficult to be online :(

awesome recipe...nice click! yummilicious!

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

Scrumptious...love this sesame chicken..Never tried at home..Looks wonderful, Priya !

SE said... Reply To This Comment

wow..this looks so good..beautiful pic

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

Sesame chicken looks really good.

redkathy said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful display. Simple and obviously quite delicious dish!

Siddhi S said... Reply To This Comment

wow it luks damn tempting priya...nice recipe thnx for sharing..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Can u pls send some over-I'm feeling hungry:) Looks very deliciously and would be perfect with fried rice:)

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

love the sauce recipe

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

I love this Priya...looks amazing :)

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Whoo mouthwatering, just luv it:)

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

another recipe of yours have to try from your blog..so tempting..I love chinese food..my mouth is watering now..

Sanjana said... Reply To This Comment

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Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

Dish looks great and very colourful...nice click with chopsticks..:-))

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Wow u make me think of chinese food, very tempting chicken recipe!

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Chicken looks very delicious.

GR said... Reply To This Comment

Different receipe for me.Looking delicious.

Akal's Saappadu said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Belated wishes to your DH priya!!!

indha meri dishes-ellam seyium bodhu yenna koopadanum Priya :):) looks absolutely succulent topped with the sesame seeds, MMMMMM, super!!!

Aparna said... Reply To This Comment

lovely chicken priya..:) good combo with fried rice

Bo said... Reply To This Comment

Sesame chicken is one of my favorites!

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Am just drooling looking at this chicken!