Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sesame Chicken

Oh boy do I love Chinese food!  Unfortunately for us, we have not found a decent place to order from since we moved.  So, I have had to improvise.  Luckily for us, Trader Joe's has some great options:  Teriyaki Chicken, Mandarin Chicken, and even a Tempura Sweet and Sour Chicken.  Then of course, I have my Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe that SO reminds me of Pei Wei's or P.F. Chang's version.  When I saw Mommy's Kitchen has a recipe for Sesame Chicken, I knew I had to try it.  After some tweaking (remember, I am a tweaker), I have another AMAZING Chinese recipe to add to my arsenal!  Unlike my Sweet and Sour recipe that takes longer due to having to batter and quick-fry your chicken before you bake it, this uses the convenience of pre-made popcorn chicken.  LOVE IT!  I baked the popcorn chicken as opposed to frying it and it turned out nice and crispy without all the added oil.  Don't miss out on this one!  As sweet Kiddo C says, it is "scrum-dium-dium-cious!"

  • 2 pounds of frozen popcorn chicken.  I used the Popcorn Chicken from Costco.
  • 7 TBSP honey
  • 4 TBSP sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 4 TBSP ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp Sriracha Sauce.  This adds just an undertone of spice.  If you like the spice, add more to taste. 
  • 2 tablespoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1-2 TBSP toasted sesame seeds, to taste
  • Optional Garnishes:  sliced Green Onion, diced Red Bell Pepper

Bake Popcorn Chicken according to package directions.
In a deep skillet, wok, or sauce pan, combine the remaining ingredients and warm over medium heat. Bring to a boil while stirring and simmer until sauce slightly thickens. Once chicken is finished baking, add chicken to sauce and toss to coat. Add toasted sesame seeds.  Serve over cooked rice.  If desired, garnish with sliced green onions and diced red bell pepper.

This recipe is linked up at:
Nikki's Nifty Knacks
Simply Sweet Home
Tidy Mom
Frou Frou Decor
Eat at Home


  1. This looks divine, and just like restaurant food

  2. Ummm! It looks delicious, I love spicy food also. Have to try this, thanks!

  3. OH hurray!!! I've been waiting for this recipe from you Siggy! So excited! Now I'm going to have to look for that "popcorn" chicken....what brand do you use? Is it already cooked?

  4. Yummy! I love srircha and would add lots of extra!

  5. MMmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMM, I gotta quit looking at your blog! Its 10pm and I'm ready for a 4 course meal! LOL. Thanks so much for linking up at gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

  6. Yes...this is going to be a must try too!! Deelish! I'm so glad you linked it to my party today!! It's such a treat!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  7. I love sesame chicken! I'd love to try this recipe! I'm not familiar with sriracha sauce. Is this something that's easy to find?

    Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!