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Empress Chicken

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.



Empress Chicken is a crispy take out chicken recipe with a bit of kick.

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

These breaded chicken chunks are a tasty weeknight dinner.

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

This chicken recipe takes about forty-five minutes from start to finish and serves four people.

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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To make this spicy Chinese chicken, I started by dumping some corn starch into a large mixing bowl.

corn starch in a mixing bowl

I added some white vinegar to the bowl.

white vinegar and corn starch in a mixing bowl

I also added some soy sauce to the bowl.

corn starch and soy sauce in a mixing bowl

Then I added some chicken broth and brown sugar to the bowl.

empress chicken sauce mixture in a mixing bowl

I whisked all of the ingredients together well and set the bowl aside.

whisking empress chicken sauce in a mixing bowl

Then I chopped some boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.

raw chicken breast chunks on a cutting board

I cracked two eggs into a large mixing bowl.

two eggs in a mixing bowl

I beat the eggs well.

beaten eggs in a mixing bowl

Then I dumped the chicken breast chunks into the bowl with the eggs.

raw chicken breast chunks on top of beaten eggs in a mixing bowl

I stirred until all of the chicken breast pieces were coated in egg.

chicken breast chunks coated in egg in a mixing bowl

Then I added some corn starch to the bowl.

corn starch on top of egg and chicken breast chunks in a mixing bowl

I stirred until all of the chicken chunks were well coated in the corn starch and egg mixture.

egg and corn starch coated chicken chunks in a mixing bfowl

I heated some sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

sesame oil added to a skillet

Once the oil was hot, I added some of the chicken breast chunks to the pan.

chicken breast chunks cooking in a skillet

I cooked the chicken for 3-4 minutes, until the bottoms were golden brown.

Then I flipped the chicken pieces.

breaded chicken chunks cooking in a skillet

I cooked the chicken for an additional 3-4 minutes until both sides were golden brown.

Then I transferred the cooked chicken pieces to a paper towel lined plate.

fried chicken chunks on a paper towel lined plate

I cooked the chicken pieces in four batches.

pile of golden crispy chicken chunks on a plate

I added some additional sesame oil to the pan between each batch.

Once all of the chicken was cooked, I added some minced ginger and garlic puree to the skillet that the chicken was cooked in.

minced ginger and garlic puree added to a skillet with sesame oil

I stirred the ginger and garlic together.

Then I grabbed the bowl with the prepared sauce mixture.

I whisked the mixture well one last time and then poured it into the skillet.

spicy sweet and sour sauce simmering in a skillet

I whisked well as the sauce came to a simmer and thickened.

Then I added some chili flakes to the pan.

red chili flakes added to sauce in a skillet

I whisked the chili flakes into the sauce.

Then I reduced the heat to low and left the sauce to continue thickening for five minutes.

After five minutes I added the cooked chicken to the pan.

cooked chicken breast chunks added to skillet with spicy sweet and sour sauce

I stirred until all of the chicken was coated in sauce.

cooked chicken chunks added to sauce in a skillet

I added some chopped green onions and sesame seeds to the pan.

sesame seeds and chopped green onions on top of Empress chicken in a skillet

I stirred again.

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

Then the crispy Chinese chicken was ready to serve.

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

This tasty chicken is a great alternative to take out.

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

If you are looking for an easy Chinese chicken recipe, then you need to try this Empress Chicken!

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Empress Chicken:

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 7 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

How to Make Empress Chicken:

  1. Dump 2 tbsp of the cornstarch into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the vinegar, soy sauce, chicken broth and brown sugar to the bowl.
  3. Whisk all of the ingredients together well and set the bowl aside.
  4. Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
  5. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl.
  6. Beat the eggs well.
  7. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl with the beaten eggs.
  8. Stir until all of the chicken pieces are coated in egg.
  9. Add the cup of corn starch to the bowl.
  10. Stir until all of the chicken pieces are coated in the egg and corn starch mixture.
  11. Pour 4 tbsp of the sesame oil into a large skillet over medium heat.
  12. Once the oil is hot, add a quarter of the chicken pieces to the skillet.
  13. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown.
  14. Flip the chicken pieces and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  15. Transfer the cooked chicken pieces to a paper towel lined plate.
  16. Cook the remaining chicken in 3 more batches adding an additional tbsp of sesame oil to the skillet before each batch.
  17. Once all of the chicken is cooked add ginger and garlic to the skillet the chicken was cooked in.
  18. Stir the garlic and ginger together.
  19. Grab the bowl with the prepared sauce mixture, whisk it well and then pour it into the skillet.
  20. Whisk the sauce as it simmers and thickens.
  21. Add the chili flakes to the skillet and whisk well.
  22. Reduce the heat to low and leave the sauce to continue thickening for 5 minutes.
  23. After 5 minutes, add the cooked chicken pieces to the skillet.
  24. Stir until all of the chicken pieces are coated in sauce.
  25. Add the chopped green onions and sesame seeds to the skillet.
  26. Stir again.
  27. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 4 servings

Empress Chicken

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

Empress Chicken is a delicious breaded Chinese chicken recipe with a spicy sweet and sour sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 7 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic puree
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Dump 2 tbsp of the cornstarch into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the vinegar, soy sauce, chicken broth and brown sugar to the bowl.
  3. Whisk all of the ingredients together well and set the bowl aside.
  4. Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
  5. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl.
  6. Beat the eggs well.
  7. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl with the beaten eggs.
  8. Stir until all of the chicken pieces are coated in egg.
  9. Add the cup of corn starch to the bowl.
  10. Stir until all of the chicken pieces are coated in the egg and corn starch mixture.
  11. Pour 4 tbsp of the sesame oil into a large skillet over medium heat.
  12. Once the oil is hot, add a quarter of the chicken pieces to the skillet.
  13. Cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown.
  14. Flip the chicken pieces and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  15. Transfer the cooked chicken pieces to a paper towel lined plate.
  16. Cook the remaining chicken in 3 more batches adding an additional tbsp of sesame oil to the skillet before each batch.
  17. Once all of the chicken is cooked add ginger and garlic to the skillet the chicken was cooked in.
  18. Stir the garlic and ginger together.
  19. Grab the bowl with the prepared sauce mixture, whisk it well and then pour it into the skillet.
  20. Whisk the sauce as it simmers and thickens.
  21. Add the chili flakes to the skillet and whisk well.
  22. Reduce the heat to low and leave the sauce to continue thickening for 5 minutes.
  23. After 5 minutes, add the cooked chicken pieces to the skillet.
  24. Stir until all of the chicken pieces are coated in sauce.
  25. Add the chopped green onions and sesame seeds to the skillet.
  26. Stir again.
  27. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 713Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 287mgSodium: 1374mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 76g

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Jayme Silvestri

Saturday 30th of October 2021

made this tonight, hubby already asking for it again, fabulous and so simple, thank you for the recipe!!!! I am still full!! Jayme Silvestri

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