Sesame chicken is one of the popular Chinese-American food sold in any Chinese restaurant in States.It's doesn't matter what type of ethnicity you are ,if you live in States I'm sure you have taste this food most of the time.Frankly speaking,making sesame chicken at home required little more work.So to make life easier,most people just place their order from the Chinese restaurant.Anyway ,I seldom buy sesame chicken from the restaurant.I prefer to make sesame chicken at home because I can tweak my desire taste.Or may be it's another way to avoid MSG intake since I cook the food myself..
4 pieces boneless chicken breast,about 2 lbs,cut chunk
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 rice flour
1 cup oil for frying
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp Chinese rice wine
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp sambal olek(spicy chili sauce)
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp corn flour+4 tbsp cold water(to thicken the sauce)
1/2 lb asparagus
1:Mix ingredients (A) in a medium bowl ,season for 2 hours or longer.Heat oil in fryer or skillet at medium heat 350F.Combine rice and all purpose flour together in a shallow bowl.Coat seasoned chicken with flour mixture,shake the excess flour before toss in the fryer.Fry until golden brown,dish out and set aside.
2:Wash and cut asparagus about 3 inch each,microwave for 2-3 minutes at high or steam until soft,dish out and run under cold water.
3:Prepare skillet with 2 tbsp oil at medium heat.Add in garlic,fry for 30 seconds before add in all ingredients,mix well.Check the seasoning.
4:Toss in fried breaded chicken chunk and steamed asparagus into the sauce,mix well with spatula.