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I thought this was great! I did add onions and snow peas and topped with chopped green onion, just because I like them! Sweetness was fine for me! God bless you, you will always be remembered by your Food Net family and countless others!
Fine recipe. I used 1/2 cup sugar after reading the reviews and thought it worked well. Might try it with some red pepper next time to get a little kick. Perhaps there is a difference across the country in the type of sesame chicken available at Chinese restaurants, but this did not come out even remotely like the sesame chicken we get around here. The recipe is good, but it was not restaurant or take-out quality as suggested.
I imagine this would be a delicious recipe it it wasn't for the sweetness. I found this too, cheek suckingly sweet. I'm tempted to make it again and quarter the sugar. While tasting it during cooking and tasting the sweetness, I added worcestershire sauce and a little malt vinegar to help stave off the sweet and it added a nice savoury aspect to the dish :).
I can't eat wheat and can't seem to find a chicken broth without it in this country, so for the sauce I had to use water instead (1 cup instead of 1.5 water + broth). I added some pepper and chili paste and reduced the sugar to about half a cup. It still came out pretty good! I've been craving some good, American-style Chinese food for a while and this hit the spot. I hope next time I can make it with the proper ingredients.
Very tasty! I added a sliced onion and bell pepper to the sauce just before adding the chicken. I might try reducing the sugar to 3/4 cup at the suggestion of DH. This will definitely be a regular in my home.
Wow! I was extremely pleased with this dish! All my kids loved it. Will keep on my regular meal rotation! Thanks
This was really good. I used toasted sesame oil in the sauce, and only added a few drops. This stuff is really stong, so I am guessing the sauce called for 2 TB of the light sesame oil. I cut down the sugar to a little over 1/2 cup, and that was plenty sweet. I added a pinch of ground ginger and red pepper flakes for some heat.
We loved this! Didn't think it was too sweet at all. This is a great do-ahead meal for me. In the morning, I mixed up the marinade ingredients, added the chicken, and put it in the fridge along with a separate bowl with all of the sauce's wet ingredients. Mixed the sauce's dry ingredients in a plastic storage bowl. That night, I quickly fried the chicken then poured the two bowls of marinade ingredients in the skillet, added the chicken, and dinner was ready in a flash! Didn't have rice, but served with Diced Potatoes in Soy Sauce, and everyone loved the sesame chicken sauce on the potatoes. Didn't have sesame seeds, but it was great without them. Will definitely be making this again---thanks for posting! Made for 2008 All New Zaar Cookbooks Tag.
This was pretty good, though I really found it to be too sweet. I will definitely make it again but with less sugar and the addition of some ginger. Thanks for the recipe!!
I love this so much! I have added some ginger and red pepper flakes because I love a little more heat.