Sauce for Sesame Chicken: · 1/2 cup water · 1 cup chicken broth · 1/8 cup vinegar · 1/4 cup cornstarch · 1 cup sugar · 2 TB dark soy sauce · 2 TB sesame oil · 1 tsp chili paste, or more if desired · 1 clove garlic (minced) · Other: · 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (see recipe directions for link to how to toast) · 3 1/2 - 4 cups peanut oil for deep-frying
Directions for Sesame Chicken: Toast the sesame seeds and set aside.
Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Mix the marinade ingredients and marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.
To prepare the sauce: mix together all of the sauce ingredients. Ppour them into a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Turn the heat down to low and keep warm while you are deep-frying the chicken.
To deep-fry the chicken: add the marinated chicken pieces a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remainder of the chicken.
Just before you are finished deep-frying, bring the sauce back up to a boil. Place the chicken on a large platter and pour the sauce over. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve the Sesame Chicken with rice.