Sesame Chicken Tenders

This sesame chicken dish is made even easier using chicken tenders.

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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek 
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders  
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions, sliced

How to make this recipe

  1. Make the sauce

    In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium high heat until hot, then stir in the ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. In a bowl, stir together the stock, sugar, soy sauce, corn starch, vinegar, and samba oelek. Whisk the stock mixture into the saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking, until thickened. Reserve the sauce.

  2. Make the chicken

    In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Toss the chicken with the marinade. In a medium pot, heat the oil to 375°F. Cook the chicken in batches, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the chicken to paper towels to drain, then toss with the sauce. Sprinkle the chicken with the sesame sees and scallions and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Ian Knauer Published June 2014

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