Homemade Sesame Chicken
Ingredients for Chicken
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 large head of broccoli, cut into small florets
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
½ tbsp granulated garlic
½ tbsp granulated onion
½ tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp hot paprika
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 capful of sesame oil
2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Vegetable oil or olive oil for cooking
Ingredients for Sauce
½ cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 ½ tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 ½ cloves garlic, minced
½ cup + 1 tbsp chicken stock
2 tbsp vinegar
½ tsp Sambal (optional)
Directions for Sauce
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and chicken broth to make a slurry.
Cook until the sugar is dissolved.
Once the sugar has dissolved, stir in the remaining ingredients.
Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
Simmer until thick.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Directions for Chicken
Heat a few tbsp of oil over medium high heat in a large pan.
In a large bowl, toss the chicken in the blend of seasonings, the sesame oil, and teriyaki sauce.
Once everything has been tossed and coated evenly, place into pan and cook on all sides until golden brown.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare your broccoli florets by rinsing thoroughly and patting dry with a paper towel.
Once the chicken is near complete, add in the broccoli and a few tbsp of water.
Cover the pan with a lid and allow for the broccoli to steam.
Once the broccoli has properly steamed and is still a bright green color, add in the pan sauce.
Season if necessary.
Stir and let simmer to thicken.
Remove from heat and top with sesame seeds.
Serve with rice or with noodles, while hot.