Sesame Chicken just makes me smile. It is one of my most favorite take out options from my local Chinese restaurant. What is yours?
Better than Take Out
The beauty of this sesame chicken is that you know exactly what is going in it and you can change it up as needed. If you want it a little sweeter you can add in some brown sugar or more honey. If you want it less, then leave it out. Want it more acidic, throw in some lime.
So many options.
All in One Pan
Once the chicken is marinated (which can be done is as little as 30 minutes) you cook it up in the skillet. Literally before you know it you have sesame chicken just like your favorite take out (even better, in my opinion).
To make life super easy you could make this Fried Rice in the skillet after you cook the chicken. You could also fry up some veggies in the same skillet if rice is not your thing.
That would be SOOOO GOOOD!! OK… now I am looking in my pantry to make sure I have everything I need … this is all happening again tomorrow with fried rice.
Sesame … Please
I am al about sesame seeds. I use them in salad dressings, in salads, on veggies… really on anything. For this dish I used toasted and black sesame seeds. I love how both add their own little extra flavor but honestly it is really about the colors.
I mean how great do they look? Right? If you only have one or the other, or just plain ones they will all work. Use whatever you have on hand.
Next time I am going to add some green onions on top as well… so fun!!
Time for some Sesame Chicken Take-Out at Home
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