A super blur me over bought the amount of chicken breast meat meant for cooking soup stock for the girls. So I ended up with some extra once again (I got to learn how to buy my groceries properly). I figured I could do some chicken karaage with the seasoning pack I bought a while back. But honestly, the idea of having oil splattering all over the kitchen never appeals to me at all. So, I decided to anyhow stir fry ✌🏻
End result? Very surprisingly, well received by girls! It actually tasted a bit like teriyaki chicken without too much of the sugar. The sweetness probably was the result of the Mirin. Oh, it wasn’t supposed to be sesame chicken too! I happened to have some sesame seeds in the fridge and so, I just added a generous dash of it!
So for those interested in trying, here’s the recipe, although I don’t exactly want to term it that way as all the seasonings were added based on gut feel and my taste bud.
(Sesame) Stir Fried Chicken cubes
-serves 2 kids-
One piece of chicken breast, diced into 2 cm cubes.
1 tbsp of corn starch (it makes chicken breast meat tender)
1 tsp sesame oil
A pinch of salt
A clove of garlic
A slice of ginger
A tablespoon of oil (I use olive oil)
A tbsp of Mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
A tsp of soy sauce (I used Japanese soy sauce too)
A tbsp of sesame seeds
Option : another dash of sesame oil
1/ Marinate the diced chicken with the corn starch, salt, and sesame oil (plus a little bit of pepper) for about 5-10 mins
2/ heat the oil in a frying pan and add garlic and ginger and stir fry till fragrant
3/ add the chicken and stir fry till almost fully cooked.
4/ add Mirin and soy sauce and stir fry until the sauce almost fully evaporated
5/ add the dash of sesame oil and sesame seeds. Stir quick and serve!
I served the chicken with some poached broccoli. With some leftover chicken stock, I decided to do a healthier version of chicken rice as the carbo for the meal.
Nothing fanciful but still healthy enough to fill the girls’ tummies after a long day in school.