I just love Sesame Chicken. I know it’s an Americanized dish through and through but for me, it’s still what I usually order if I go Chinese. I have an old recipe on a faded recipe card that I’ve made once; loved it but it’s simply not something I want to go to the trouble of making often. Or ever. I think the best version of Sesame Chicken to eat at home comes via delivery from a nearby Pho restaurant. I’ve tried Pho there but I just could not get onboard with the craze; so I go there for the chicken. It’s not that it’s seriously difficult to prepare but the whole notion of frying chicken always feels like too much work. Not so much in the preparation and actual frying but the cleanup. No matter how careful I am; that oil seems to spatter into every crevice possible and the cleanup just leaves me wondering WHY I ever FRY? Takeout it is…until now.
So how about trying it without the frying? Now don’t get me wrong; I just love the crunch factor of Sesame Chicken but I decided that I could try doing without the crunch if it meant having those flavors I love come together easier at home and what could be easier than making it in a crockpot? I’m certain anyone reading this blog will understand that thinking; eliminating some extra fat and calories is just a bonus! There are times and places for all day cooking but without this crockpot recipe I just know I will spend my time and money making that run to Pho!
It passed muster with my troops; they loved the flavors and insisted it was delish. That’s all I EVER ask for; I love me some happy eaters! Let me know if this works for you too!