I never liked Chinese food until college.
I don't know what it was,
most likely because I grew up in a small town in northern michigan and there really weren't any chinese restaurants.
Needless to say,
I am ALWAYS on the lookout for a GREAT chinese dish and I am usually disappointed.
BUT I have found a sure WINNER that I am making ALL THE TIME now!
This Honey Sesame Chicken will blow your socks off and having you put the phone down from ordering chinese takeout and making it yourself!
4 chicken breasts
1 cup cornstarch
salt and pepper
¼ cup canola oil
¾ cup honey
¾ cup soy sauce
½ cup ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup rice wine vinegar
1 t sesame oil
1 t minced garlic
1 T cornstarch
additional sesame seeds for garnish
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and season with salt and pepper.
In separate bowls, place cornstarch and slightly beaten eggs.
Dip chicken into cornstarch then coat in egg mixture. I have also found that you can put the chicken pieces in a gallon size bag and shake to coat.
Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken until browned. Place the chicken in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, and 1 T cornstarch.
Pour over chicken and bake for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
I served ours with broccoli and fried rice.
Recipe Source: http://therecipecritic.com/