Quick And Easy Sesame Chicken!

Looking ahead towards what I’m going to eat for lunch each week is always a fun task, but as someone who doesn’t like to eat the same thing more than a couple times for lunch each week it can be kinda hard to pick out something I WILL eat several days in a row. And this happens to be one of them! Chinese food is usually easy and relatively cheap to make, but sometimes it can be tricky to get right. This recipe takes the guess work out of it. Very simple, made with things you should have around anyways, and really quick to make, this should be in high rotation for your family meals! Or whenever you get the oriental itch! This recipe comes from budgetbytes.com, but last time I checked that site was down…so…its here!

Ingredients :

  • 1 recipe rice ( 1 Tbs butter, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 cup rice, 2 cups water, pinch of salt)
  • 1 Lbs chicken tenders
  • 3 Tbs corn starch
  • 1 1/2 Tbs sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Salt, pepper
  • Green onions
  • 1 large clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, grated

Method:

First prepare your rice. Heat the water, lemon juice, and butter up to a boil while you rinse off your rice. You do this to get all the excess starch off the rice so it will be nice and fluffy! Then reduce the heat to low and add in the rice, stirring frequently to make sure its not sticking to the bottom of your pot. Start heating up a pan with some vegetable oil in it. Next, mix up the egg, 1 TBS of the corn starch and a hefty pinch of black pepper. Then mix up the rest of the ingredients ( minus the green onions and chicken) in a separate bowl. Cut the chicken into 1 inch cubes and toss in the egg mixture. Cook in your warm pan until golden brown on each side. Do not stir too much or the corn starch will come off. Once golden brown, toss in your soy sauce mixture and stir to coat everything. It will start to thicken the moment it hits the pan so it might be wise to take it off the heat before you combine. Now just take some of your awesome rice and top it with your chicken and some sliced green onions  and tame that chinese dragon in your stomach!

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