Make your own Chinese take-out at home. Ready in 20 minutes, and so much better for you!
Chinese food is one of the most popular take out foods in America. I know when we think of getting take out, it is always either pizza or Chinese. As much as I love Chinese food, it is just so bad for you. It is almost always fried, or at least the stuff that I like is, and there is so much salt! Not to mention you don’t know what else they are putting in there, or what cut of meat you are actually getting.
Making some of your favorites at home can actually be really easy, and use ingredients you already have in your pantry, or are easy to find at any grocery store. My General Tso’s Chicken has quickly become a family favorite. So I put that same idea into another one of our favorites; Sesame Chicken. The sweet and tiny bit spicy sauce gets me every time! It is always the most requested order from my 8 year old.
The chicken gets coated in an egg white and cornstarch mixture. This gives the chicken a little crunch, but not all the calories and fat that come along with deep frying. Sesame Chicken is known for the sauce it is served in. I used honey instead of plain sugar to give it the sweetness, and a little bit of chili sauce for some heat. You can adjust the heat level easily, but adding or reducing the amount of chili sauce.
Serve with white or brown rice and maybe this Edamame Salad Recipe too, and you have dinner in less than 20 minutes. My grocery store even has fortune cookies now, so you could have a stash of those in the pantry for the full Chinese takeout experience.