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Day 270: Sesame Chicken Fail (recipe)

Saturday, September 26, 2020

"It is not important as to how many times you have fallen, but it is important as to how soon you have risen up to the challenge." (Anonymous)

Quarantine Day #190

Hello, my lovely friends!

Well, today’s recipe blog is kind of a fail, but a little success. It all surrounds this bottle of Lawry’s Sesame Ginger marinade. I got this the other day and thought we’d give it a try for a Chinese food night, but it didn’t work out that way.

Chicken breast, 2 cubed
Veggies (bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, and celery) bite-size pieces
Lawry Sesame and Ginger marinade (1 cup)
Five-spice, 1 TBSP.
Chili flakes (1 ½ TBSP.
Salt & pepper
Pancake mix (2 cups)
Milk (1 cup)
Corn Starch


1. I cut up the chicken breast into small bite-size pieces and put them in a bowl. In the bowl, I sprinkled in some Five Spice, salt, pepper, and chili flakes and mixed it all together. Put that to the side.

2. In another bowl I tried something crazy and added 2 cups of pancake mix and then added 1 cup of milk. I mixed that together to create a semi-thick batter. Set that to the side.

3. I cut up my veggies; bell peppers (green red & yellow), celery, carrots, and mushrooms.

4. I then pour about a cup of the marinade and added some more chili flakes to it. I also made a slurry of water and corn starch to use to thicken up the sauce.

5. I cooked the veggies for only a couple of minutes in my wok. I set those aside for later.

6. In the same wok I added my oil and heated that up. I have the chicken, the batter and I got another small bowl with flour and corn starch. I took the chicken, added it to the batter, then the flour and into the wok. I cook that for about four to five minutes. I then place them on a paper towel. They came out so crunchy and so good. I would stop here and you could have chicken nuggets. My mom couldn’t stop eating them this way.

7. I pour out the oil from the wok and pour the marinade in the wok and heat it up. I added the slurry and had that thicken up. I added the chicken to mix it together. I sprinkled some Sesame seeds to them.

I had white rice in the fridge from the night before to use. I kept the veggies out of the dish and by themselves. Overall, it wasn’t bad, but it seemed very salty and it was the marinade. I dipped my finger into the bottle and yep it’s salty. We had left=over for the next night and my mom told me to wash the chicken to get as much of the marinade off and it did get a lot off. I then reheated it, baked for about ten minutes to get it a little crunchy, and then used the normal marinade I throw together. That was much better. My mom told me I should stick to the way I do it because it was so much better.

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