CHINESE NEW YEAR : Sesame chicken gua bao recipe

CHINESE NEW YEAR : Sesame chicken gua bao recipe

INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PERSONS

    • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs - cut in half
    • ¼ cup cornstarch
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ½ tsp white pepper
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 egg
    • ¼ cup flour
    • canola oil - for frying
    • 8 bao buns
    • sesame seeds
    • chopped spring onions - for garnish

    SESAME SAUCE :

    • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
    • 2 tbsp cornstarch
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce

    METHOD 

    1. Whisk together rice vinegar, cornstarch, sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce until combined. Set aside.

    2. Combine chicken thighs, cornstarch, salt, white pepper, sesame oil, and olive oil in bowl and mix until chicken is evenly coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for 15 minutes in the fridge. Take the chicken and add the egg and flour. Mix again until the chicken is evenly coated with a light batter.

    3. Heat about ½ of canola oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot add the chicken in batches. Fry the chicken on one side for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip the chicken and fry the other side for another 3 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oil and place on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat frying with remaining chicken thighs.

    4. Drain the oil from the skillet or grab a clean skillet. Heat pan over medium heat. Add in the sesame sauce. While stirring continuously, cook for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened. Turn off the heat and toss the fried chicken into the sesame sauce.

    5.To assemble the gua bao, place one piece of sesame chicken and a bit of cabbage slaw inside the gua bao. Sprinkle on sesame seeds and chopped spring onions. Enjoy!



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