Food Network has a simple and easy to follow recipe for Chinese sesame chicken that uses chicken breasts. The chicken incorporates various Asian spices and yields four to six servings.
To make Food Network's recipe, wash and pat dry 3 boneless chicken breasts. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and place into a bowl. Add 6 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 4 tablespoons flour and 4 tablespoons cornstarch. Also add 4 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon baking powder. Stir and set aside.
In a saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil. Add 1 teaspoon minced ginger and 1 minced garlic clove, and saute for two to three minutes. In a separate bowl, combine 1 teaspoon chili paste, 2 cups chicken broth, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Slowly pour into the saucepan while stirring.
In a deep fryer, heat peanut oil to 375 degrees F, and fry the chicken for five to six minutes in small batches. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and drizzle with the sauce. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, and garnish with 2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped scallions and 5 to 6 cilantro sprigs.