Chinese Sesame Chicken

Photo by Anna R.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    lb. chicken breasts, skinned and sliced into large chunks.

  • 1/2

    cup + 1 Tbsp. water, divided

  • 1/3

    cup apple juice, no sugar added

  • 2

    Tbsp. Soy sauce

  • 2

    Tbsp. sliced green onion, scallion

  • 1

    Tbsp. ketchup

  • 1

    Tbsp. firmly packed dark brown sugar

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • Dash ground red pepper

  • 1

    tsp. cornstarch

  • 2

    tsp. sesame seed, toasted

Directions

Drizzle olive oil in 5 quart saucepot, Dutch oven or Wok over medium heat; add chicken; cook until chicken is browned on all sides, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or so. When done remove chicken to platter; set aside. In mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup water with the apple juice, soy sauce, scallion, ketchup, sugar, garlic and red pepper; mix well. Pour into pot; cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring constantly; careful to stir all from bottom of pan. Reduce heat to low; return chicken to pot; cover and cook until chicken is tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter and keep warm, reserving liquid in pot. Sauce: Dissolve cornstarch in remaining tablespoon water; stir into liquid in pot; cook, stirring frequently, until sauce is thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Pour sauce evenly over chicken and sprinkle with toasted sesame seed.4

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