Celiac.com 08/11/2015 - Sesame chicken is a big favorite with American diners. It's also a dish I generally avoid at restaurants, due to gluten concerns.

Fortunately, sesame chicken is pretty easy to make. Here's a recipe for delicious gluten-free sesame chicken that comes together easily, and will have your guests smiling.

The finished sesame chicken. Photo: CC--Stephen DepoloIngredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons potato starch or tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola or safflower oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce, or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoons pepper

Directions:
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a bowl, whisk together chicken stock, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, garlic cloves, soy sauce and vinegar. Set aside.

Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat.

Toss chicken with salt, pepper and tapioca flour or potato starch.

Add olive oil and 1 tablespoon sesame oil to skillet, and once hot, add chicken in a single layer.

Cook until seared and golden on one side, then turn and cook until golden again, about 2-3 minutes. Remove chicken onto a paper towel as it finishes cooking.

Pour chicken stock mixture over top and toss to coat, then turn off heat.

Place skillet in oven and bake at 400 degrees F for 15–20 minutes, until sizzling hot.

Remove and top with sesame seeds.

Serve with choice and brown or white rice.

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