Lighter Sesame Chicken

My husband absolutely loves Sesame chicken from the local Chinese places around us.  Problem is, you have no idea what you are eating or the ingredients that are included.  So it was my mission to find a healthier option of his favorite dish.  Without the high sodium and processed products that the restaurants use.  I found a winner in this one for sure!

Inspired by:  http://iowagirleats.com/2012/10/22/take-out-fake-out-lighter-sesame-chicken/

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup brown rice (we used quinoa)
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
2 Tablespoons soy sauce (we use Braggs Liquid Amino Acid)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 egg white (we used 1 whole egg)
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 small chicken breasts (12oz), cut into 2″ pieces
salt & pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 green onions, chopped (we omitted these)
2 cups broccoli florets (we used frozen and cooked in our steamer)

Directions:

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine honey, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and garlic together in a small bowl then set aside. In a separate larger bowl, whisk together egg white and cornstarch until smooth. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper then add to egg white mixture and toss to evenly coat.
  2. In a small saucepan, steam broccoli until crisp tender then set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then carefully add chicken. Cook for 3-4 minutes a side, or until cooked through. Turn off heat and remove skillet from burner. Add prepared sauce and green onions then toss to combine. Stir in broccoli, then scoop mixture into bowls over cooked rice.

Serves 2

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