Sesame Fried Chicken Tenders with Special Cheese Sauce
In Japan, the ingredients cost only about 200 yen! Cooking time: 15 minutes! The sesame seeds in the coating make this crispy and nutty flavored on the outside, and soft and tender on the inside. I recommend serving them with the special cheese sauce introduced here.
Take off any sinews on the chicken, and season well with salt and pepper. Add the flour to the beaten egg and mix well with a whisk.
Put the panko and sesame seeds in a plastic bag and mix together well by shaking the bag around. Lay the plastic bag flat and spread the coating out evenly.
Dip the chicken in the beaten egg mixture, then put on top of the panko and sesame mixture in the bag. Blow some air into the bag, close it up and shake around to coat the chicken evenly.
Add enough oil in a frying pan to immerse the chicken pieces in. Straighten out the chicken and put into the oil, and fry until crispy.
Make the sauce. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the milk and cheese. When the cheese has melted, add the ketchup and mix well.
Plate the chicken and pour the Special Cheese Sauce over it. Serve. It's also good with Japanese Worcestershire-style sauce.
Story Behind this Recipe
I usually wrap chicken tenderloins with cheese in shiso leaves and fry them, but I wanted to try something different.
By mixing the beaten egg with flour, the batter will coat the chicken properly. Put the panko and sesame seeds in a plastic bag, put the batter-coated chicken pieces in the bag and shake around to coat evenly without getting your hands dirty. Adding white sesame seeds the coating will make it very nutty and fragrant, and more nutritious too.