Asian Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken

2 pounds chicken breasts (thawed)*
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
sriracha to taste (optional)

Sweet Chili Sesame Sauce
2-4 tablespoons Asian sweet chili sauce **
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons quality hoisin sauce (like Lee Kum Kee or Kikkkoman)***
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder or 3-4 garlic cloves minced
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder or 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

toasted sesame seeds
chopped green onions

*You can use frozen chicken breasts but just be aware that they will release more water so you will need to increase the cornstarch in order to thicken the liquid at the end.
**f you don’t like heat at all, start with 2 tablespoons Asian Sweet Chili Sauce. You can always add more at the end of cooking.
***Hoisin sauce can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store.


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