Sweet & Sour Sesame Chicken
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Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 3
 
Ingredients
  • 350 gm boneless chicken, cut into long pieces
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil to fry
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp red chilli flakes
Instructions
  1. Wash and clean the chicken. Pat with a kitchen towel until dry.
  2. In a bowl, add the pieces, sprinkle in the salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Add the corn flour and mix well to coat all over the chicken.
  4. Break the egg on top and mix well again.
  5. Shallow fry the chicken pieces in a frying pan till just cooked - you don't need to cook it completely, it just needs to be golden. Drain onto kitchen towel.
  6. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Line the chicken on a baking tray.
  7. Mix all the ingredients under "for the sauce" in a bowl till the sugar is dissolved.
  8. Pour this sauce over the chicken. If you want, you can keep aside a little for using as a dip, but I didn't.
  9. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure that the sauce coats on the chicken.
  10. Take out the chicken after 40 minutes, sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.
  11. Increase the temperature of the oven to 190 degrees and bake for a final 10 minutes.
  12. Serve warm and enjoy as is!!! Just too good to munch on...
Notes
1. While frying the chicken, you can do it till the outer coating becomes pale or slightly pinkish.
2. You can use upto ½ cup of sugar for the sauce, but I didn't because I was worried about how my folks would take it. However, I would say that ¼ cup sugar used gave enough punch for the chicken.
3. Stirring in between is really important, so that the chicken doesn't get stuck and the sauce coats well.
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at https://www.thebigsweettooth.com/sweet-sour-sesame-chicken/