Simple Sesame Chicken
We love cooking with chicken. It is the number one ingredient when searching for recipes online. Chicken is a lean protein and can be low in fat if the skin is removed prior to cooking. Sesame seeds are loaded with essential minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, phosphorus and calcium.
A popular recipe searched on our site is the Honey and Soy Glazed Chicken, which is made using a slow cooker. This recipe is similar, but can be on the table in about 20 minutes. Great for a quick dinner and so much better than calling for take out.
Jasmine is a sticky rice that has a nutty flavor and is a nice compliment to this dish. White jasmine rice is a source of insoluble fiber which aids in the process of digestion; however, it is also higher on the glycemic index and can provide a quick burst of energy and increase blood sugar levels. You can also serve this with a higher fiber brown jasmine or basmati rice; brown rice, with the hulls intact, don't create glycemic spikes like white rice can.
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon California Garlic Powder
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1/2 cup warm-to-hot water
- 1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seed
- 1 cup cooked jasmine or basmati rice.
- In a large skillet, cook chicken in vegetable oil until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic powder, corn starch, ginger, red pepper flakes and water. Water should be hot to help prevent the corn starch from clumping. Whisk until cornstarch is no longer lumpy.
- Pour sauce mixture into the skillet with the chicken and cook until sauce thickens.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve with 1/4 cup rice for each serving.