My 1st time making Sesame Ginger Chicken and it’s a keeper! It wasn’t hard to make nor was it a lengthy process. Who needs take out when you can learn to do it yourself. I am Loving the look of this meal in my Temptations dish.
What you will need:
-½ cup Kikkoman soy sauce
-2 tsp sesame oil
-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
-⅓ cup Karo light corn syrup
-¼ cup honey
-2 tsp sesame seeds
-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
-½ cup all-purpose flour, sifted
-3 Tbsp. olive oil
-1 tbsp. minced garlic
-1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, peeled & minced
-2 Tbsp. green onions, finely sliced on a diagonal
1. Whisk together your soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, corn syrup, honey and sesame seeds then set aside.
2. Rinse your chicken under cool water and pat dry with a paper towel or napkin. If your chicken has fat please trim then dredge each piece in flour (be sure to sift your flour and shaking off excess).
3. Over medium heat add olive oil to your skillet. Once oil is hot add the chicken and brown each piece for about 3–4 minutes on each side. When they are lightly browned remove them from the skillet placing onto a plate, lightly covering with aluminum foil and sitting aside. Remember the chicken isn’t ready just yet it will finish in the sauce. Add the garlic and ginger to the remaining oil in the skillet and cook for about 1 minute. Now add the soy sauce mixture to the skillet and stir, scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Return your
chicken back to the skillet and cook them in the sauce 10–12 minutes uncovered and until the sauce has reduced by half. Be sure to turn the chicken often to coat all sides evenly in the glaze as the sauce reduces. Once the chicken has cooked through and you’ve got a nice glaze transfer the chicken to a dish pouring remaining sauce over it. This is where your green onions come in; they’re the garnish to your dish now enjoy!
As always “It’s Been D’Lish Dishing w/ Y’all” and Happy New Year!
Note: recipe adapted from Cheryl Style