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Honey Sesame Chicken Hearts

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Recipe by Ryan Carey

Ryan has been a chef for 11 years working for top restaurants, national sports teams and celebrities. He has held all the positions including that of sous chef, exec sous chef and executive chef. He has knowledge of all different cooking styles and techniques. His passion is focusing on Paleo and Carnivore cooking and highlighting organ meats in creative ways.

This is a healthier spin on a traditional takeout dish. The recipe focuses on clean ingredients and nutrient-dense foods for a healthier takeout experience.

Instructions

Step 1

In a medium saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients over low heat until well incorporated. Set aside.

Step 2

Pat the chicken hearts dry.

Step 3

In a small bowl, combine white rice flour, corn starch, salt and pepper. Mix until combined.

Step 4

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs.

Step 5

To batter: Dip each heart into flour mixture, followed by egg mixture, then back into the flour mixture. Be sure to shake off excess flour after each round. Set aside. Repeat process for remaining hearts.

Step 6

In a heavy bottom saute pan, over medium high heat, add avocado oil until it covers an inch to inch and half of the pan.

Step 7

Pan fry chicken hearts until golden brown on both sides. Roughly 1 minute on each side.

Step 8

In an oven safe dish, add the fried chicken hearts. Evenly pour sesame sauce over the hearts.

Step 9

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the sauce is thickened.

1. Classically, this dish is served with white rice. I’ve found that light, fluffy basmati rice is a great addition. 2. To make the breading process easier with the chicken hearts, try to keep one hand wet and one hand dry. 3. If you are looking for the extra crispy crunch from the breading, after you’ve pan fried it, put it on a wire rack in a sheet tray to bake. Then, coat with sauce in a mixing bowl.

Ingredients

1/2 pounds organic chicken hearts

3 tablespoons organic sesame oil

1/2 cups organic, raw honey

1/4 cups organic, unsweetened ketchup

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons Pluck seasoning

2 tablespoons organic garlic, minced

2 tablespoons organic coconut aminos

2 tablespoons organic sesame seeds

3 cups white rice flour

1/2 cups corn starch

Himalayan salt

Pepper

2 pasture-raised eggs

Avocado oil, about 1-2 cup

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