Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Exercise Two: Kristen

Sesame Chicken w/ White Rice
My favorite food to eat is typically Italian food, but if I am wanting to pick something quick up to eat that isn't fast food I will always go for Chinese take-out. Sesame Chicken is always my go to item, but I have always wanted to learn how to make it myself. From what I read it seems that Sesame chicken was just taken from General Tso's chicken and altered and is typically just served in the English-speaking world.
link: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=384315
1c white rice (cooked)
12oz chicken breasts (1" Dices)1/4c Soy Sauce
1/4c Sugar
2tsp Sesame Oil
1Tbsp Sesame Seeds
2Tbsp Honey

Cook rice according to package directions.
Dredge chicken in flour (and pepper if desired).
Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add chicken.
Cook until golden brown on the outside and no longer pink on the inside.
Combine soy sauce and sugar in a bowl or cup.
Remove chicken from pan.
Pour soy sauce and sugar mixture into pan and simmer until sugar is dissolved (about 3 minutes).
Add sesame oil and honey and stir to combine.
Add cooked chicken back to pan and stir to coat.
Simmer to reduce sauce until thick and sticky.
Serve hot over rice and add sesame seeds if desired.


  1. Chinese take out is literally the best, and I'm always trying to figure out how I can do it at home so I don't have to bear the cold to go pick it up in the winter months. I can never get it just right but I'll definitely have to try this recipe out!

  2. I would be interested in this because I love Chinese food. However I have never had Sesame Chicken but I have had General Tso"s chicken and i'm sure it will taste better than fast food.

  3. Sesame chicken is one of my favorites things to get when I get Chinese food. Its interesting that it was just General Tso's chicken that was altered.

  4. I did not know that sesame chicken is a spin-off of general tso's chicken, what is interesting is that general tso chicken has a history that makes it difficult to determine its origin. Fortune cookies are also only served in America and are actually an American creation.


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