Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Can we go for Chinese.....PUHLEEEZE!

Chinese take out again? How about Chinese eat in? This seemed like a great idea and I knew if I cooked it myself it would be made with freash ingredients and I could put a "little" bit of a healthy spin on things. So the menu is....
Sesame Chicken
Fried Rice
Spring Rolls
Chinese Brocolli
Sounds yummy,huh?
The recipes are as follows:
Sesame Chicken

3 Whole Chicken Breasts

2  tablespoons dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon wine or cooking wine
a few drops of sesame oil
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons cornstartch
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vegetable oil

*Sauce for Sesame Chicken
1/2 cup of water
1 cup chicken broth
1/8 cup of vinegar
1/4 cup cornstartch
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili paste
1 clove of garlic, crushed

*2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (to toast, lay them in an even layer in the bottom of a skillet and turn heat to medium and keep the pan moving and remove when they are lightly browned)


Cut chicken into pieces and set aside. Mix together the marinade ingredients. Drop the chicken into the marinade and let sit for about 20-30 minutes.
Prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients together. Pour them into a pot and bring it to a boil, stirring continuously. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while frying the chicken. Deep fry the chicken piece until golden brown ( I use peanut oil). Drain off the oil and pour the sauce over the chicken and then sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.


1 comment:

  1. Sweetie, I LOVED your Chinese! I didn't know that you went back to posting or I'd have been here sooner! I'm going to miss you next week, but hope you guys have a BLAST!!