Light Sesame Chicken

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Chicken, Cooking, Dinner, Featured

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This was so easy and quick to make, and it turned out delicious!  Even my husband and 2 year old loved it!  If you are planning to toss some veggies in with the chicken, or just like a lot of sauce, I’d recommend doubling the sauce recipe.  I made mine with brown rice and roasted baby broccoli and it was perfect!  I hope you’ll try it soon!

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Light Sesame Chicken

(4-6 servings)

1 1/2 pounds of  chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces (I use chicken tender strips cut into nugget size pieces)

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2 large egg whites

1/4 cup of cornstarch

salt and pepper

3 1/2 tablespoons of honey

3 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 teaspoons of crushed garlic

2 tablespoons of sesame seeds (plus a little more for garnish)

sliced green onions for garnish

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Mix egg whites and cornstarch in a medium bowl.  Add chicken and season with salt and pepper, stirring to coat evenly.  Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet.  Once hot, add half of the chicken spacing the pieces out evenly.  Let cook about 4-5 minutes or until brown, then turn chicken pieces over and cook evenly on other side.  Remove and repeat with the other 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and remaining chicken.  While the chicken cooks, mix honey, soy sauce, garlic, and sesame seeds in a small bowl.  When all chicken is cooked through add chicken and sauce to skillet and cook over medium/low heat until heated through and sauce has thickened to a nice glaze.  Serve over rice with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.

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Source: slightly adapted from http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/2913758-Light-Sesame-Chicken?full_recipe=true

 

 

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