Sesame Chicken

Courtesy of NJS



  1. Beat oil, salt, and egg together. Add chicken and marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Add cornstarch to the chicken and stir to coat chicken until it forms an uneven coating with a little dry cornstarch left unattached.
  4. Heat oil until about to smoke. Add chicken all at once and spread out into a single layer in the skillet. Separate chicken pieces with a pair of tongs or chopsticks. Cook without touching the chicken until the bottom turns golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Flip to brown the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer chicken to a big plate and remove pan from the stove. Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Sautee green onion and garlic in the remaining oil until fragrant.
  7. Pour sauce into pan, stirring and cooking until it thickens. Add chicken pieces to the sauce and garnish with the green part of the green onion and sesame seeds.