Friday, July 19, 2013


In The Kitchen...

So I definitely am going to have to try a new recipe tonight...I just have that itch. We ate chili all week and then regular old pasta yesterday so we need something different to try tonight and I think I might have found just the thing. ;) 

Bon Appetit!

Lighter Sesame Chicken
Say "open sesame" to a Chinese-restaurant classic that's no longer a guilty pleasure. Our chicken is sauteed in a little oil instead of deep fried. The less-sweet sauce has fewer calories than a standard recipe, and, nutritionally, brown rice beats white. 
PREP: 40 mins // TOTAL TIME: 40 mins // SERVINGS: 4

3/4 cup brown rice
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 garlic clove, finely chopped or crushed with a garlic press
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup cornstarch
1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch chunks
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1-1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into large florets, stems peeled and thinly sliced

STEP 1 - Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, and fill with 1 inch water; set aside for broccoli. Cook rice according to package instructions.

STEP 2 - Meanwhile, make sauce: In a small bowl, combine honey, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and garlic; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites and cornstarch. Add chicken; season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. 

STEP 3 - In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add half the chicken; cook, turning occasionally, until golden and opaque throughout, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining tablespoon oil and chicken. Return all the chicken to skillet; add reserved sauce and scallions, and toss to coat. 

STEP 4 - Meanwhile, place saucepan with steamer basket over high heat; bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, and cook until crisp-tender, 4-6 minutes. Serve sesame chicken with broccoli and rice. 

How simple!! I am totally trying this tonight. No questions about it. 


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