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Chicken with sesame seeds

Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus standing
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Calories: 208 per portion

ingredients

serves 4
350 g (12 oz) boneless chicken breasts
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornflour
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon chilli bean sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon roasted Szechuan peppercorns
4 spring onions, chopped

method

1. Cut the chicken into 7.5 cm/3 inch long shreds. Combine the egg white, salt and cornflour, toss in the chicken and mix thoroughly. Leave to stand for 15 minutes.

2. Cook the sesame seeds in a large non-stick frying pan until they are golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.

3. Heat the oil in the pan, add the chicken and stir-fry briskly for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, chilli bean sauce, sesame oil and peppercorns to the pan and bring to the boil.

4. Add the chicken and spring onions and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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