What Is Sesame Chicken?
Sesame chicken is an Asian dish that is widely eaten all around the world. It is very popular in Chinese cuisine. Sesame chicken is a fried crispy chicken piece that is coated in a sweet and sour sticky sauce. The chicken is coated with egg and a mixture of all-purpose flour and cornflour. When fried, it is crispy and crunchy. The sauce is more sweet than sour and is made from soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, and vinegar. The fried chicken pieces are tossed in the sauce and topped with a generous amount of sesame seeds.
Which One Is Better: Chicken breast vs. thighs?
There is no rule on which meat cut works best for sesame chicken. Most people prefer using chicken thigh meat. That’s because the meat is fattier, tender, and cooks faster. Furthermore, the thigh meat is more flavorful than the white breast meat. However, you can also use chicken breast meat. Chicken breast meat is easy to use since you don’t have to de-bone it. But you have to keep an eye on it because overcooking can make it chewy and dry. When cooked to perfection, both types of meats offer flavor and juiciness.
What to Serve with Sesame Chicken?
You can happily enjoy sesame chicken on its own without any side dish. Its sauce makes it perfectly wholesome. However, if you want to enjoy it as a complete meal, here are a few things you can serve with sesame chicken:
Rice: Sesame chicken and boiled/cooked rice are like bread and butter. You can serve it with plain white rice, jasmine rice, or even brown rice.
Noodles: If you are a noodle lover, don’t hold back. Serve sesame chicken with rice or egg noodles and enjoy.
Vegetables: You can serve sesame chicken on a bed of stir-fried vegetables. Chicken and vegetables are a perfect combination. Stir fry, or saute carrots, bell pepper, broccoli, peas and serve alongside sesame chicken.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Sesame Chicken:
How to Store Sesame Chicken?
You can store the leftover sesame chicken by storing it in an air-tight container and refrigerating it for up to 4 days.
You can prepare the chicken in advance as well. Fry and place the chicken pieces on a baking tray. Place it in the freezer. Once frozen, you can store it in a plastic bag and freeze. Thaw and reheat it in the oven for about 20 minutes. Prepare fresh sauce and toss it in the sauce to enjoy.