• Sesame Ginger Chicken w/ Carrots and Jasmine Rice

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    Sesame Ginger Chicken w/ Carrots and Jasmine Rice
    Prep: 5 min Cook: 22 min Servings: 8
    by Smokinhotchef
    350 recipes
    In a word Schwing! This is another installment of my take on Chinese take-out fare at home. Loads of flavor and a virtual playground for the taste-buds. Caution: DO try this at home!!! Crowd pleasing on a budget's and your family won't believe it's homemade!


    • 3 boneless-skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    • 2 c. jasmine rice
    • 1 c. seasoned flour
    • 4 c. low sodium chicken broth
    • 1 1/2 c. steamed fresh or frozen carrots, thawed
    • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
    • 1/2 c. brown sugar loosely packed
    • 1/3 c. less sodium soy sauce
    • 2 tbsp. fish sauce
    • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
    • 1 c. water, divided
    • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
    • 2 Thai chilies, halved lengthwise, scraped of seeds
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
    • 1 tbsp. ginger paste
    • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
    • sesame oil for drizzling
    • vegetable oil for frying


    1. In a heavy bottom saucepan or dutch oven bring 2 inches of oil up to 375* F.
    2. Meanwhile, prepare rice according to directions substituting chicken broth for water.
    3. Lightly toss chicken pieces in flour, shaking off excess. Fry in 2 batches until golden brown and extra crispy- about 6 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Fry onion slices in oil until slightly golden- about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels as well.
    4. While chicken cooks, prepare the sauce. In a wok or large saute pan, add brown sugar, soy, fish sauce, oyster sauce, chiles, garlic, ginger and half of the water. Bring up to a boil. Combine cornstarch with remaining water and remove pan from heat. Whisk slurry into sauce and return to heat source. Bring back up to a boil and simmer for 1 minute.
    5. Add chicken, carrots, onions and sesame seeds and toss to coat or fold together with a rubber spatula.
    6. Arrange over bed of jasmine rice and drizzle with sesame oil and garnish with more sesame seeds and parsley if desired.

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    • Smokinhotchef
      This turned out better than I thought. One of my friends thought it really was take-out and that I just transferred the food to a plate to pass off as my own! Pork may be substituted for the chicken.

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