One of the more popular dishes in chinese restaurants and one of H's favorite, I decided to indulge in a little deep fried chicken the chinese way. Used canola oil for a slightly healthier version. Made this using recipe adapted from J White.
3 lbs boneless skinless chicken tenders
1 egg, beaten with 1 tbsp milk
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp tapioca starch (optional)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
For batter, mix egg with milk in a bowl, and sesame seeds with tapioca starch in another.
Cut chicken into cubes. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then into sesame mixture. Deep fry chicken and cook for 3-5 mins. Drain on paper towels.
Mix together honey, soy sauce, water, corn starch, ginger and red pepper flakes.
Whisk until no corn starch lumps appear.
Heat a skillet with one tbsp oil. Pour sauce mixture into a hot skillet and cook until sauce thickens slightly. Return chicken to skillet
You can add more water if sauce is too thick.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken starts to soak up the sauce.
Serve immediately with rice.