Kick Ass Spicy Sesame Chicken

Last week I reviewed three sauces from Crazy Bitch Gourmet Sauces. When I let Gina know that I was reviewing three of the sauces, she replied back mentioning a fourth sauce that I received that I did not include in the review – the Kick Ass sauce. In that email, she talked about the flavor profile being the same as the other tomato-based sauces, but with significantly more heat. I definitely found this to be true – the Asian influence was there with a nice kick of heat. I wanted to think of a creative way to use this… and by creative, I mean something other than a finishing sauce on a grilled piece of meat.

And then it hit me…

Sesame chicken! A couple of practice runs later, and I’ve got something that I’m happy to share – Kick Ass Spicy Sesame Chicken! I could’ve served this over rice, but I wanted something different. So couscous it is!!

finished chicken

Kick Ass Spicy Sesame Chicken over a Bed of Couscous
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Serves: 3-4
 
Ingredients
Sesame Chicken
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ⅛ cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil (I used toasted sesame oil)
  • (Optional) 1-2 tbsp corn starch
  • ¾ cup Crazy Bitch Kick Ass Sauce
  • (Optional) 2 tsp chopped green onion
Couscous
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Toast sesame seeds on cookie sheet for 10 minutes or until a nice golden brown color. Set aside when done.
  3. Preheat oil in a wok over medium heat.
  4. While oil is preheating, trim chicken breasts and cut into 1" cubes.
  5. Cook cubed chicken in wok for 20 minutes or until done.
  6. Add sauce and seeds to the cooked chicken. Mix well until sauce and sesame seeds are evenly distributed. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  7. While chicken is cooking, combine chicken broth and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  8. Add couscous to chicken broth/water mixture and stir. Immediately put a lid on the sauce pan and remove the couscous from the heat. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  9. (Optional) Add corn starch to the cooked chicken, sesame seeds, and sauce and mix very well, thickening the sauce.
  10. Serve chicken over couscous. Garnish with green onion, if desired.

 

  • http://www.nibblemethis.com Chris

    Sounds like a crazy good sauce. I like the direction that you took with the recipe, good way to use it.

  • Gina Lee

    Wayne, The Crazy Bitch herself cooked this on Saturday, it was a major hit with everyone! You knocked this one out of the park!!

    • http://www.bigwaynerbbq.com Wayne Brown

      Awesome! I’m glad it was a hit!!