Sesame Chicken Stir fry (Better than Takeout!)
Once you learn how to make this easy marinated chicken stir-fry, you won't go for the Chinese takeout!
Make the marinated chicken stir-fry juicy and saucy with a secret ingredient low-sugar sauce that has tons of flavor!
Clean and chop chicken to bite-sized pieces. Add baking soda and mix well. After 20 minutes, rinse the chicken and pat them dry.
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Spicy Chicken Marinade for Stir fry
Make the marinade
This sesame oil chicken marinade also works as sauce. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Marinated Chicken Stir-fry Ingredients
Marinate chicken in the prepared sauce
Heat peanut oil in a wok or deep pan. Fry the chopped garlic until you get a nice aroma, but not browned.
Increase the flame to high and add the marinated chicken (and all of the marinade) and stir fry for 5 minutes on high flame.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of water and fry for 5 minutes. Repeat with 2 more tablespoons of water and stir-fry for 5 more minutes. Turn off the flame.
Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and chopped Chinese parsley. Serve on a bed of hot boiled brown/white rice. You can also doube the sauce and use it for stir-frying vegetables.
To make this recipe gluten-free, all you have to do is to look for gluten-free soy sauce (or tamari sauce) and gluten-free oyster sauce.
Make this a gluten-free sesame chicken
This better-than-takeout sesame chicken is a low-calorie recipe in which the chicken is stir-fried using less oil than the battered and fried version.
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