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Sesame Chicken Bites with Apricot Mustard Sauce
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Delicious Chinese inspired entree or appetizers.

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Serves/Makes:4 or more

  • Ingredients for chicken:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sake wine
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) grated lemon peel
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) grated fresh ginger
  • or
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) dried ginger
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) salt
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) minced garlic
  • 2 lbs (.9 kg). boned chicken breasts, cut into 1x1-inch pieces
  • vegetable or peanut oil for frying
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) minus 2 tbsp (30 ml) corn starch
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sesame seeds
  • Ingredients for Apricot Mustard Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) dry mustard
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) water
  • 2 drops or more of a quality vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 12 oz (336 grm). jar apricot preserves or jam
  • Directions for Chicken:
  • Blend together the eggs, sake wine, grated lemon peel, sugar, grated fresh ginger 0R dried ginger, salt and minced garlic.
  • Add chicken and and mix thoroughly.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or refrigerate overnight.
  • Heat oil in deep saucepan to 400 degrees (200 C.) or until a bread cube dropped into hot oil fries to golden brown immediately.
  • Stir cornstarch into chicken mixture.
  • Coat each chicken piece with sesame seeds, shaking off excess.
  • Add chicken to the hot oil in batches and fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature with mustard dip or sweet and sour sauce.
  • Apricot Mustard Sauce:
  • Mix mustard with enough water to form a paste.
  • Blend in several drops of oil to make a smooth consistency.
  • Blend mustard with apricot preserves or jam--add water if necessary to thin.
  • Serve chicken and sauce with steamed white sticky rice.
  • Vegetable suggestion are steamed broccoli and carrots.
  • Note:
  • As an appetizer serves about 20.
Recommend that novice cooks read and become very familiar with recipe and cooking process of deep frying BEFORE trying this out.

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