Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shanghai Chicken

I made this recipe on one of the recent stormy nights here in Portland, OR because I wanted something that was tasty, healthy, and easy.  Speaking of Portland, OR everyone has this idea that Portland pretty much breeds hipsters...and yes I will admit there are a lot of them here but take a look at this awesome article from NPR about what a hipster is and where the MAJORITY of them live, Portland isn't mentioned once! Ha!  The article is called The Hipsterfication of America.  Currently I am sitting up on the hill at my job in the Oregon Health & Science University Library hoping for snow, being really tired because I still have 2 more hours to work on a 11 hour work day, and really wanting to just meet up with my friend for a nice warm hot toddy.  Today was a good day unlike several recent days, most of my day consisted of writing metadata for photos in the Digital Resource Library collection here at OHSU, and while I was writing this metadata I was listening to Drake's new album...again...and again...and well perhaps you should listen to it.  Ok now eat some tasty ass chicken.

Serves 3 Adapted from JoCooks

The Ingredients
2 large chicken breasts, boneless and skinless sliced into strips (like chicken strips)
2 eggs
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon dill, dry
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste
Spray olive oil

The Process
1. In a medium bowl add 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon mustard, flour, cornstarch, dill, garlic, eggs, and a little salt and pepper and beat to mix well.

2.  In a small bowl add sesame seeds.  Then heat stove up to medium heat and use a medium skillet and spray with oil.

3.  Then take chicken strips and first dip in egg batter, then in sesame seeds, do this with all the chicken.

4.  Put chicken in pan and cook until cooked through and slightly golden brown, about 4 minutes each side depending on how big you made the strips of chicken.

5.  While these are cooking you are going to make the dipping sauce, in a small bowl mix together the left over 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon mustard, and 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce.  Mix well and serve with Shanghai Chicken!

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