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sesame chicken

rachel Mar 10, 2005 03:57 PM

hello there,

does anyone have a good recipe for sesame chicken? i'm really not sure how to describe it, but if you live in new york and you've ordered takeout from a chinese/thai/pan-asian restaurant, you've probably had it.

it's small pieces of chicken, perhaps coated with flour or cornstarch (I can't tell...), and cooked (pan-fried?) in some kind of sweet-ish, tangy sauce that ends up making the chicken kind of glossy (maybe it's a glaze?)...then it's tossed with sesame seeds?

my boyfriend has been ordering this weekly, and i've insisted that we can make it at home....but...i haven't been able to find a recipe yet.


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    Cyndy RE: rachel Mar 10, 2005 04:40 PM

    this might be close...

    Link: http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1639,1...

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      CYL RE: rachel Mar 10, 2005 11:02 PM

      Of course you can do it at home! Try this recipe.

      Link: http://chinesefood.about.com/od/poult...

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        kitnimbus RE: rachel Mar 11, 2005 08:18 AM

        Check out "Potsticker Chronicles" by Stuart Chang Bergman (Berman?). It has recipes for all the American Chinese dishes that many of us grew up eating. I was so surprised the first time I made the General Tso's chicken...it tasted exactly like it does when you order it in a restaurant...

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