Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

¾ pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts,
cut into strips of ½-inch by 2-inch, marinated (recipe follows)

Honey Sauce (recipe follows)

Marinade

Dash of white pepper powder
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
½ cup water
½ cup cooking wine
2 teaspoons sesame oil

Method of Preparation

  1. Stir the ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Add chicken and toss gently to coat.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Batter

¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
1 egg white, beaten
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons oil

Pinch of salt
Method of Preparation

  1. Mix together the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder.
  2. Add in the egg white, water, and oil.
  3. Put mixture aside for 30 minutes. Make the honey sauce (recipe follows) while the batter is resting.
  4. Pour enough oil into a 2-quart saucepan to come to a depth of 2 inches. Heat over medium-high heat to 320°F.
  5. Place chicken pieces into batter mixture and coat well.
  6. Using tongs or chopsticks, drop chicken pieces into hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  7. Drain chicken pieces on paper towels.
  8. Serve immediately with honey sauce.