30 March 2009

sesame chicken~

Sesame Chicken~



2lbs chicken tenders cut into bite size pieces

2T wheat-free tamari sauce

2tsp rice vinegar

4tsp cornstarch

2 egg whites, lightly beaten


1c sugar

1/2 c. wheat-free tamari sauce

5T rice vinegar

2c. chicken broth

1tsp minced garlic

1/4c. sesame seeds (optional)

4tsp cornstarch


In a medium bowl, combine sugar, 1/2 cup of the tamari sauce, vinegar, and chicken broth. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine chicken pieces, remaining 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons of vinegar. Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes. Once the chicken has marinated, add egg whites and cornstarch and stir until well-blended.

In your wok, heat oil over med-high heat. Cook chicken (in about 3 batches) until golden on both sides- this will take 3-5 minutes. Remove chicken from wok with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Cover with foil to keep the chicken warm. If you have more than a couple tablespoons of oil left in the wok, discard the remaining oil( leave just a few tablespoons in the wok). Reduce the heat to med. Cook the garlic for about a minute. Then add tamari sauce mixture. Increase heat to med-high and cook sauce for about 15 minutes. Stir four teaspoonfuls of cornstarch into a little water and whisk it into the sauce. Once the sauce is thickened and bubbly, add the chicken and sesame seeds. Top with green onions if desired and serve over jasmine rice.

Adapted from Gluten Free Mommy

**In order to prepare this ahead of time and freeze, I put the chicken (already cut up) into the marinade mixture, minus the cornstarch and egg whites, into a gallon-size freezer bag.

**In a separate gallon-size freezer bag, I mix the sauce ingredients, minus the cornstarch, double bag, and seal.

**I then place both bags (marinating chicken and sauce mixture) into a disposable aluminum pan. I also put the 4tsp of cornstarch needed to thicken the sauce while cooking into a small ziploc bag and place in the aluminum pan. (I usually don't worry about coating the chicken in the egg white and cornstarch when I actually cook it.)

**If you don't typically have fresh or frozen stir-fry veggies on hand, you may want to put some in the aluminum pan as well so you have them when you go to prepare the meal.

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Rachel Wilson said...

ok i am about to go Gluten Free for a while & see if it makes a difference. You know those Yucky aspects of Celiac? I Have that one ALWAYS. I cant eat anything. So whats the harm in trying it right. Hows baby Grace doing? Is little mother hen (anna) getting super excited?

Heather said...

I can't find your email address anywhere, so I'll leave this here! I'm speaking at the mother-daughter tea this year, and am thinking of doing something on being a good daughter...but that's as I far as I get. Any ideas of where to go? Scriptures to go toward? Ruth is obvious, but I want more!

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