This dish is such a pleaser! Your spouse will be pleased. Your kids will be pleased! Your guests…..heck, even your dog! Who doesn’t love sesame chicken?!
Not gonna lie….I avoid making dishes like these like a plague. Forget the frying mess (oil EVERYWHERE) but how about all those calories?! The calorie struggle is real people!
So I did some research (aka recipe browsing) and devised a plan to make a sesame chicken that’s a little lighter but still amazing.
I simply doused cubed chicken breast in some flour and pan fried it lightly, then drained it on paper towels……
In a large bowl I mixed the following ingredients (except the sesame and greens) , mixed in the chicken, placed in a baking dish and baked (covered) on 350 for a half hour.
You could also simmer on the stove for 30 min!
For that saucy goodness:
👍🏻1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
👍🏻1 clove garlic, grated
👍🏻1 teaspoon chili paste (recommended: Sambal Oelek)
👍🏻1/3 cup water
👍🏻2 Cups Sugar free Apricot Jelly (to simulate duck sauce) OR Sweet n Sour Duck Sauce
👍🏻1/4 cups cornstarch
👍🏻2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar OR white wine
👍🏻2 tablespoons soy sauce
👍🏻3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
👍🏻handful of chopped scallions or cilantro, or both 🙂
*Disclaimer: This is a hugely modified version of Tyler Florence’s Sesame Chicken recipe!