Sesame Chicken
This recipe will rival the Sesame chicken from your local take out place and you will know exactly what is and not in it (Not the MSG) Add some steamed broccoli and carrots and it will be hard to tell that it didn’t come from a restaurant.
Sesame Chicken
This recipe will rival the Sesame chicken from your local take out place and you will know exactly what is and not in it (Not the MSG) Add some steamed broccoli and carrots and it will be hard to tell that it didn’t come from a restaurant.
Servings Prep Time
6 30
Cook Time
20
Servings Prep Time
6 30
Cook Time
20
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Slice the chicken thighs into bite size pieces and put in a bowl. Sprinkle with house seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix the chicken to make sure it is coated with the seasoning. Once coated, sprinkle with flour and mix again to make sure all the pieces are coated well.
  2. Heat the oil in skillet on medium high heat. Brown the chicken in batches, by adding the chicken to the pan in one layer. Once the chicken has been browned remove from pan to a bowl and set aside. Repeat with next batch until all the chicken has been browned. Set aside all chicken to begin the sauce.
  3. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of oil and heat.
  4. Add the chopped shallots and cook until translucent. Add in the thyme, ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Pour in white wine to deglaze the pan. Add in the preserves and stir until melted. Add in the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. Heat through for 1-2 minutes
  6. Add in enough chicken stock to thin out slightly. Reserve any remaining chicken stock in case you want to thin our the sauce even more.
  7. Add chicken and any accumulated juices back to the pan. Simmer chicken until cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  8. Serve over white/Brown rice with steamed veggies. Top with a sprinkle of Sesame Seeds, Green onion and cilantro.
Recipe Notes

For those of you with Gluten issues, substitute the bread flour for rice flour, it will actually be crispier. Also, if you would like to make this spicy, the addition of Chili flakes will do the trick

Let me know how you enjoyed this recipe and if there are any changes you would make.

Nutrition Facts
Sesame Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 582 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 783mg 33%
Potassium 216mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 16g
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 2%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.