Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lighter Sesame Chicken

I can't remember what magazine I got this recipe from, but it's delicious!

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

1. Steam rice and cook rice.

2. 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.

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

4. Mix the chicken with the broccoli and serve over rice.

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