Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sesame Chicken

Note: If hubs and I get a craving for Chinese, we want one thing: sesame chicken. I was thrilled to find this recipe for sesame that is both easy and delicious!

Sesame Chicken

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (I used allspice.)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
5 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 yellow onion, cut into wedges
1/2 cup green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons honey

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, black pepper, five-spice powder, and red pepper flakes. Place a few pieces of chicken at a time into the bag, and shake to coat. Remove to a platter. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Place chicken into skillet, and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken, and set aside. Stir onion wedges and bell pepper slices into skillet; cook until slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Remove, and set aside. Return chicken to skillet, and reduce heat to low. Mix in teriyaki marinade, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, and honey; stir until sauce thickens. Return onion and bell pepper to the skillet. Warm through, and serve.


Carrie said...

Oh shoooot! Now I want chinese food and I have perfectly good leftovers in the fridge. Dangit D!! " )

Dr. Wifey said...

i always get sesame chicken and crab rangoon yum! chinese for lunch? :)

From the Doghouse said...

Ready to print this NOW!

Live.Love.Eat said...

So cool!!! I did a chinese dish today and then tomorrow for Not So Fat Friday I am posting a type of sesame orange chicken, just a bit different. This sounds delish!!!!!