Sesame Chicken is ….
…….what I order every time we go to our favorite Chinese restaurant, the Hunan Lion on South Lamar here in Austin.
It’s gotten to the point that the waitresses don’t even ask me what I want anymore. Gammy always gets Chicken and Broccoli, same deal.
I’ve tried a few different recipes that I found online and twisted and turned on them until I was happy with this one.
It is Quick and Easy and Delish which are the definite requirements here at poppopcooks.com
Having said all that here we go!
Put the minute rice ( or regular rice) on to cook, that is if you don’t have any leftover rice in the freezer waiting for you to microwave it. As suggested in my 10 tips for quick and easy weeknight meals.
Cut the chicken up into pieces a little bit bigger than bite size.
Put a skillet on at medium high and swirl in enough olive oil to cover the bottom.
In a bowl big enough to handle the chicken, mix together the egg, the cornstarch, the salt and pepper.
Put the chicken in the bowl and stir it up getting it covered with the egg mixture. Then put it all in the skillet. Be sure to add all of the egg mixture.
Stir it it right away and toss or stir it a few times as it cooks. 7-9 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking, back to the bowl. Mix up all the other ingredients except the peas and their share of the chopped garlic.
Just before the chicken is done put another larger skillet on at medium high with enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Put the peas and the garlic in and toss them often as they cook. They only need 2-3 minutes. The snow peas are best a little crispy not at all soggy.
When the chicken is browned and is firm to a poke add the sauce and stir it in getting the chicken all covered in that good stuff. The sauce will thicken up pretty quickly and as soon as it does…..
……enjoy your fresh off the stove Sesame Chicken.