Summer is all about trying new things.
New swimsuits, new guys, new activities…and new food!
Make eating fun this summer with these White Sesame Chicken Lollipops.
Less mess, no cutting and delicious flavor mean you’ll be the Life of the Party Girlfriend (have you voted for a winner in our National Girlfriend Awards yet?) when you show up at an end-of-summer bash with this dish.
Don’t forget to try the miso dipping sauce for added yuminess!
And you thought “lollipops” could only refer to candy?! Think again…
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 dash sesame oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat – cubed into 2-inch pieces
1 quart peanut oil for frying
2 tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds
As needed long wooden skewers
As needed miso dipping sauce (recipe follows)
Sift flour with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, baking soda and baking powder. Mix together soy sauce, water, vegetable oil and a pinch of sesame oil; stir until smooth. Fold in chicken until coated with the batter, then cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to a temperature of 375 degrees F. Drop in the battered chicken pieces and fry until they turn golden brown and float to the top of the oil, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds to garnish. To serve, skewer chicken pieces using long wooden skewers.
Miso Dip Ingredients:
1/2 cup white miso paste
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
In a small bowl, whisk together miso, water, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and salt. While whisking, gradually add peanut and sesame oil until you have a creamy dressing.
Serve with White Sesame Chicken Lollipops.
Photo credit: ElegantAffairsCaterers.com
Andrea Correale is the President of Elegant Affairs, a five-star, full-service catering and event-planning company, which has been serving social, corporate and philanthropic clients across Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons for over the past decade. Having worked with clients like Billy Joel, Russell Simmons, Ivana Trump, Mariah Carey and Natalie Cole, Elegant Affairs’ President Andrea Correale and her team know how to cater for the world’s most discriminating palates.
Elegant Affairs is the exclusive on-site caterer for The Player’s, the historic club in Gramercy Park in New York City, and the Nassau County Museum of Art, a stunning mansion on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Andrea is also a regular contributor to celebrations.com.
For further information you can also visit, elegantaffairscaterers.com.
Girl Talk Time: Will you try out this fun recipe? Do you have any creative recipes of your own that you like to make?