Crispy Sesame Chicken with Lemon Corn Sauce

posted Oct 31, 2010, 10:53 PM by Glenn Kirbo   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 1:55 PM ]

The pictures don't really do this one justice... but then as I was making it the peanut gallery was really questioning whether the ingredients made sense. It was a risky combination but everybody love the chicken texture & flavor with the corn sauceThe chicken isn't quite as crispy as a chick fila nugget but it was about 2/3 of the way there.. not bad for the tiny amount of oil we used :-)If  you want really crispy try adding more oil and running the heat a bit higher.

Serves 2 to 3


Ingredients

Sauce
1 table spoon Sesame Oil
1 medium onion finely chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice (3 or 4 lemons)
1/2 cup corn
1 table spoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 stalk celery
6oz Beer

Meat

1lb Chicken Breast (sliced into 1inch cubes)
5 table spoons Vegetable Oil
1 table spoon Italian Seasoning
1 table spoon Sesame Seeds
1 cup corn meal
1/4 teaspoon tumeric
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Rice or Noodles
This dish is good with rice or noodles.

Directions
Sauce
Add all Sauce ingredients other than the beer and sautee over medium heat until onions are clear.
Dump the contents of the pot and the beer into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
Pour the mixture back into the pot and simmer on low while you work on the meat.

Meat
Pour the oil in a large pot and turn on low heat
Mix all Meat ingredients except the meat and oil in a small bowl
Take 1 table spoon of the mixture and stir it into the simmering sauce
Dust chicken pieces in the cornmeal mixture until completely coated
(best to do a few pieces at a time)
Turn oil pot on high, wait a few seconds and then add all the chicken
Stir constantly and cook until all chunks are a little brown on the outside
If uncertain cut open a piece or two to make sure they are cooked.



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