Sesame Chicken - 3

Course : Chinese
Serves: 2
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3/4 pound chicken breasts
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 bunch red lettuce leaves
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1 large tomato -- ripe
1 teaspoon ginger root -- chopped
1 teaspoon pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice -- powder

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Cut chicken into pieces about 1 by 2 inches. Mix soy sauce, maple syrup, sherry, ginger and Chinese Five Spice together. Add chicken and marinate 20 minutes, turning once. Meanwhile, place sesame seeds on a baking tray and toast in oven for 10 minutes or until slightly brown. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Dredge chicken in flour seasoned with a little salt and pepper. Shake off any excess. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet. Add chicken and brown, about 1 minute per side. Spoon marinade over chicken. j Reduce heat and sauté another minute, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and roll chicken in sesame seeds. Wash and dry lettuce leaves. Line a serving plate with leaves, and spoon chicken on top. Cut tomato into wedges and use to garnish plate.

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