Happy Chinese New Year (The Year of the Rooster)! These bites of chicken breast are lightly breaded and quickly cooked in the wok then glazed with a mixture of honey, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce. The chopped green onions and sesame seeds finish this dish perfectly.
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1 t. onion powder
1 t. granulated garlic
1/2 t. black pepper
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. ground red pepper
2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 T. peanut oil
1/4 cup plus 2 T. honey
2 t. rice wine vinegar
3 T. low sodium soy sauce
1/8 t. red pepper flakes
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 t. sesame seeds
4 green onions, thinly sliced
In a large Ziploc bag, combine flour, onion powder, granulated garlic, black pepper, salt, and ground red pepper. Add chicken bites to the bag and toss to coat completely.
In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Set aside while you cook the chicken.
Add peanut oil to a wok over high heat. When oil shimmers, cook chicken bites in batches until well browned. When all the chicken has been cooked, place ALL chicken back into the wok.
Slowly pour sauce over chicken and toss to coat. Reduce heat to low. Allow a glaze to form on the chicken for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve over white rice or with fried rice. Top with sesame seeds and thinly sliced green onions.
Adapted from www.swankyrecipes.com